This page provides several terms with their descriptions used in data publication.
Simply making data available – providing access – is often not enough to be allowed to reuse data. The data has to be available in a format and under a license that allows reuse.
A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike. (see more info).
All publications made in the Data Repository include a license that specifies what a data consumer can or can’t do with the data. By downloading data from the service, the user agrees to comply with these terms.
Data provenance is providing a historical record of the data and its origins. It refers to the process of tracing and recording the origins of data and its movement between databases. (see more info).
A unique and persistent code that is coupled to a digital object. With this code, the object can be identified even when the object is moved to a different location.
The digital object identifier (DOI) is a unique and stable (or persistent) identifier that ensures that a digital object can be permanently found by any researcher, regardless of changes in the URL where the object is found. A central registry ensures that the user of a DOI will be referred to its current location (DataCite).
All objects stored in the Data Repository will automatically receive a DOI upon publishing. See also ‘Persistent identifiers’.
An archive holding the CoreTrustSeal certification complies with requirements ensuring that in the future, research data can still be processed in a high-quality and reliable manner.
The Data Repository aims to be certified with this certification (on a to be determined level) to guarantee a researcher that its data publication is securely stored and remains accessible now and in the future.