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Research Data Management

NIE Data Repository

NIE Data Repository is the institutional research data repository for National Institute of Education. The repository is open to NIE researchers and staff to deposit and publish their research data.

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NIE Data Repository Quick Start Guide

Deposit of Final Research Dataset

For higher degree student theses, the relevant final, anonymised research data is to be archived by the data custodian (refer to NIE Research Data Declaration Form) in the NIE Data Repository. This includes softcopies (e.g. scans) of the physical or hard data format (if any).

Unanonymised data can be stored only if research participants have given explicit consent to include their data with identifiers. Any other data related to the non-funded projects (including higher degree students’ work) but are not related to any form of publication (including higher degree student thesis) will be stored with the AG.

(Source: NIE Research Data Management Policy)

How should research data be submitted?

All research data should be properly documented, files should follow a standard naming convention (refer to NIE Research Data Management Policy: Appendix 1). Ensure research data is final, before submitting the data files (to be compressed into a single file) including a README file, together with the Research Data Declaration Form to your supervisor. 

Final Research Dataset Submission Checklist

Permissions and Licensing

For NTU owned research data (where possible), the licensing shall be based on Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (CC BY-NC) where others may reuse the data for non-commercial applications only and must correctly attribute the data source. You may use other Creative Commons licenses or draft a custom usage license. 

A Creative Commons (CC) license is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. Offering your work under a Creative Commons license does not mean giving up your copyright but rather permits users to make use of your material in various ways, but only on certain conditions.

By applying an explicit license, this will remove any ambiguity over what users can and cannot do with your data.