Securing your research data
Launch of UvA figshare
From now on, researchers at UvA can save and share their research data safely and securely using figshare.
A public version of figshare has been available for some time, but now there is also a separate figshare for UvA and AUAS, set up by the Library together with the data stewards in the faculties.
The advantages of this online platform are:
- Constant access to your data: at work, at home and at a conference abroad
- You can choose whether the data is made public or only available to certain colleagues, for example
- Each dataset is given a unique and stable web address: handy for referencing
- Helps compliance with the central UvA guidelines for research data management and the subsidy requirements of the NWO and EU.
To ensure the security of the data, it is not sufficient to log in using only your UvA/AUASnetID, but you will need to confirm your identity using a code received via text message using a smartphone app. To couple your telephone to your UvA account, follow these steps.
The figshare platform is easy to use. However, should you need support, go to rdm.uva.nl. Demonstrations can also be given upon request.
In June 2016, the UvA and AUAS decided to implement their own figshare. A test with early adopters in various faculties went well.