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Research Data Management

When you are doing research, good data management practices and transparency are essential. This toolbox provides practical information and guidelines for both PhD students and researchers when working with research data.

Register your dataset in PURE

Just like your publications, data that you have collected for your research constitute research output, too. Therefore you are required to record your datasets in PURE. Your datasets can be of interest to others, which can in turn lead to new collaboration opportunities. Datasets recorded in PURE also appear in reports that are used for research evaluations. Even if access to your dataset is closed, you are required to register your dataset in PURE. It is a record of the research, data collection and analysis that you have carried out.

Benefits of recording your dataset in PURE

  • It increases the visibility and findability of your datasets
  • It contributes to re-use and transparency
  • It boosts your collaboration opportunities
  • It counts towards research evaluations and assessments

How to register your dataset in PURE?

Screenshot: adding a dataset to your PURE profile

  1. Log into the VU or VUmc Research Portal (PURE) using your VU or VUmc credentials
  2. Click on the “+” (plus) icon next to selecting “Datasets” in the overview
  3. You can fill in the form using this manual (NL)/manual (EN), and read more about the various metadata in use (generic and subject specific)
  4. Click on “Save” to store the registration