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DR-NTU (Data) User Guides and Policies

About DR-NTU (Data)

DR-NTU (Data) [] is the institutional open access research data repository for Nanyang Technological University (NTU) supported by the Library and CITS. The repository is built on an open-source web application called Dataverse which is developed and used by Harvard University to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data. It hosts multiple dataverses. Each dataverse (can be created for schools, institutes, professors, researcher staff and students, research centres, labs, projects, etc.) contains datasets (research data, code, documentation, and metadata), and each dataset contains descriptive metadata and data files (including documentation and code that accompany the data). As an organizing method, dataverses may also contain other dataverses.

NTU researchers are encouraged to use DR-NTU (Data) to deposit, publish and archive their final research data in order to make their data discoverable, accessible and reusable.



DR-NTU (Data) curates, stores, preserves, makes available and enables the download of digital data generated by the NTU research community in various disciplines. The repository develops and provides guidance for managing, sharing, and reusing research data to promote responsible data sharing in support of open science and research integrity.


How-to Videos
1. How to create an account in DR-NTU (Data)

2. How to create a sub-dataverse

3. How to create a dataset record

4. How to upload data files in a dataset record


Find out more about frequently asked questions about DR-NTU (Data) at FAQs or you can contact us at

Trusted Repository

DR-NTU (Data) is certified as a Trustworthy Data Repository by the CoreTrustSeal Standards and Certification Board. Certification is valid until 28 Jan 2025.

Why certification?

Certification can be an important contribution to ensure the reliability and durability of data repositories and hence the potential for sharing data over a long period of time. As a CoreTrustSeal Certified Repository, DR-NTU (Data) demonstrates that an independent authority has evaluated and endorsed its trustworthiness.

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