Research data in DiVA
In this article
Research data are digital information (interviews, statistics, questionnaires etc.), gathered for a scientific purpose. By publishing either primary or aggregated research data in DiVA, you ensure compliance with requirements from funding organisations and legal policies, and also makes it available for reuse.
To add research data in DiVA, follow these steps
Select publication type
Create a new data set from scratch
Choose 'Data set' -> Create a new data set
Create a different version of an existing data set
- is a new version of
- is a previous version of
You can now search for the previous or latter version of your data set.
The 'Copy button'
When you have selected the data set, you can transfer all of the metadata to your new version which can then be edited to fit the new version.
Versioning and relations to other resources/publications in DiVA
Add a version number
Is part of/has parts
- The publication (data set) is part of other publications registered in DiVA.
- The publication (data set) extends parts that are already registered in DiVA.
Is referenced by
The publication (data) is cited by other publications in DiVA.
Sub categories and roles
- aggregated data means processed data
- primary data is unprocessed data
Roles - collaborators
The roles are present in "DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data".
In DiVA there are three collaborative roles
- Data collector
The person responsible for finding, gathering / collecting the data according to the guidelines set up by the creator. Can also be used when someone has acted as interviewer, observer or been responsible for monitoring important instrument data.
- Data curator
Person who reviewed, improved and standardized the metadata and any associated data.
- Data manager
Person responsible for the maintaining of the completed resource.
You can add metadata describing the geographical extent of your data.
Set file availability
If you choose to make it available at a later date, add your desired date for publishing.
Choose file type
It is desirable that you describe the contents of your file in such a manner that it may be understood and reusable by others.
You can upload several files.
Should your file exceed 1 GB (max 16 GB per file), you need to upload it via URL.
As a final step, you get an overview where you get a chance to review all of your added content before submitting. This final step is the same as for any other publication you might add.