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ESRC Data Store is our self-deposit system for selected ESRC research dataGO TO THE STORE
ESRC Data Store (formerly UKDA-store) is a self-archiving system hosted by the UK Data Archive. Its focus is the storage and sharing of primary research data from the social and behavioural sciences.
Around 200 data collections can be downloaded from our ESRC Data Store.
All forms of digital data can be deposited, in and accessed via, ESRC Data Store, including statistical data, databases, word documents and audio-visual materials. Contributors are required to register in order to contribute materials, and once registered can upload a range of digital objects to the ESRC Data Store repository. Contributors can assign permissions to individuals and/or groups to enable access to their materials.
ESRC Data Store uses a state-of-the-art Open Source repository system based on FEDORA to allow contributors to manage their data and research outputs. To ensure that no potentially disclosive, copyrighted or suspect/damaged data are available from the system, all uploaded data are checked to ensure they are virus free, readable and free from rights and disclosure problems.
ESRC Data Store can be used by anyone interested in social science data. While most data collections are completely open, some are temporarily closed or embargoed and may require permission from the data creators or owners.
The repository also links to other kinds of outputs, such as academic publications held in existing repositories, for example, the ESRC's Research catalogue which holds publications arising from ESRC funding.
ESRC Data Store is currently being used by ESRC award holders who are required to offer their data outputs for sharing under the terms of their award contract to the UK Data Service.
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