Visitor manual

Welcome to the visitor manual of the Radboud Data Repository (RDR). This section of the help pages is specifically made for people who are not working on a collection of their own, but would like to browse and/or use the collections that are published in the RDR. It also provides help to reviewers who were given access to a collection as part of the reviewer process.

See our page on accessing a collection for information on how to find a collection of interest and how to request access to Open access for Registered Users and Restricted access collections. This page also describes how reviewers can find the collection that they were given access to as part of the reviewer process.

For information on how to download the data in a collection that you have access to, see our page on downloading data.

Using and citing data collections from the RDR

If you want to re-use data from an RDR collection, you must know and comply with the conditions and restrictions of data use specified by the data producer. You can find these in two ways:

  1. On the collection's landing page in the Metadata tab you can find the field Data use agreement. This field links to a licence or data use agreement (DUA)

  2. On the collection's landing page in the Files tab you can download a file called LICENSE.txt

Note that in the case of Restricted access collections, this document is a concept DUA: it must be filled in and signed by authorized persons representing the data producer and the data user. Only after the DUA has been signed, will you be allowed to access the data and only the signed version of the DUA has a legal status. However, we strongly recommend that you read the DUA prior to requesting access to the data collection, to ensure that the conditions and restrictions of re-use suit your research needs.

If you use a data collection from the RDR in a publication in whatever form (i.e. journal publication, poster or presentation, etc.), you should recognize the contribution of the data producer in accordance with scholarly standards. Your reference should include the names and/or organisations of the data producers, the publication year of the data, the title of the data collection, the name of the publisher, the DOI of the collection as a full URL, the version number, and -optionally- the recourse type (e.g. Dataset, Software, Workflow). You can find or download (as a BibTex file) the collection's reference on the landing page.