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    Who Can Deposit?

    Researchers whose work is funded by NERC, or those whose research falls under the area of the terrestrial or freshwater sciences can deposit data to the EIDC.

    Why Deposit?

    Depositing your data to the EIDC ensures:

    • secure, long-term storage
    • future usability
    • people will be able to discover and download the data
    • you can obtain a DOI and make your data citable
    • legal and funder requirements are met
    • embargo periods and licensing are managed

    How to Deposit

    Depositing your data to the EIDC is simple. Please Contact Us to offer any data you think might be suitable for our collection. You will be guided through the process by one of our staff who will agree key details with you before data is transferred. These include things like what data will be handed over and when it is to be made public.

    Data should normally be provided in a non-proprietary format (for example csv rather than an MS Excel spreadsheet). Guidance is available in preparing your datasets for deposit.

    You will also be required to provide appropriate metadata that describes the data and any supporting documentation necessary to enable re-use of the data.

     

    More detailed information on the deposit process is available.