The Radboud Repository and the Radboud Data Repository are digital storage places where you can publish or archive your research data and findings so that other people can also see them.
Storing data in the Radboud Data Repository
The Radboud Data Repository enables researchers at Radboud University to:
- publish and share research data with the scientific community
- securely archive research data that may not be shared publicly, in order to improve scientific integrity and internal use of data
- collaborate on research data with colleagues in and outside Radboud University
- make research data findable and able to be cited due to a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) being allocated to every data collection, and to extensive metadata
- regulate easily who has read and write rights to the data, and when
comply with the recent research data management trends and Radboud University's policy on making research data FAIR.
Sharing research in the Radboud Repository
The advantages of publishing through the Radboud Repository:
- your research is available to everyone
- your research is freely accessible and easy to find
- Google (Scholar) and other search engines place Radboud Repository higher in the search results, because they classify the content as scientifically reliable
- it's possible to fully search through the whole text of the publications, which leads to improved findability in Google (Scholar)
- better findability of research results means your publications being cited more often
- from within the Radboud Repository you can download research results and share them with other people by email and on social media
- the complete publication texts in the Repository are archived sustainably in the national e-Depot of the national library.
Publishing a thesis in the Radboud Repository
PhD students are obliged to publish their theses in the Radboud Repository. There’s no charge. A provision in the doctoral regulations states that you have to make your thesis available open access through the Radboud Repository, the day after the PhD graduation.
Delivering the thesis
Submit the text as a single file in PDF format. The digital file must be identical to any printed version (in connection with page references, contents). Submitting a printed version is not necessary. Sending an English summary or description of your thesis (max. 300 words) along with your PDF will increase the visibility (in Google, for example).
Send the digital version to repository [at] ubn.ru.nl (repository[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl). For large files, use Filesender.
Allowance for printing costs
On receipt of the digital copy of the thesis, you will be sent a confirmation of receipt which you can use to declare the printing costs. See also the printing costs reimbursement regulations.
Postponing publication of thesis
It’s possible to ask the Chair of the doctoral degree board for permission to postpone publication. Fill in the form ‘Request for an embargo’. You will have received this form from the Registrar. Send a scan of it, together with documentary proof, two months before the date of the PhD graduation to repository [at] ubn.ru.nl (repository[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl).
Important: an embargo is only permitted in exceptional circumstances.
Link to thesis
After the PhD graduation, we will send you a link to your thesis in the Radboud Repository. If you would like to have the link beforehand, you can request it through repository [at] ubn.ru.nl (repository[at]ubn[dot]ru[dot]nl).