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HARC: Helpful Academic Researchers Companion

HARC has been designed to answer the questions researchers ask at every step of the research life cycle

ECU's Open Access Research Datasets


Ask yourself: Are any reasons why your Research Dataset SHOULD NOT be made available for other researchers to view or re-use?

If you would like to make your research dataset available for re-use, Research Online publishes ECU's open access research datasets.

Researchers have some control over the level of public access to their research dataset:

  • researcher decides which part of their dataset is to be made public
  • should the dataset be available for immediate download or by email request


Services provided for Research Datasets:

  • datasets are given a DOI - authors can link to the open access research data in their papers
  • datasets are automatically listed on Research Data Australia  (reuse data repository for >100 Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions)
  • datasets are automatically listed on Datacite (reuse data from more than 20 countries, includes data centers, libraries, government agencies, research universities and more.) 
  • download statistics will be provided to authors as another indication of the impact of their work.

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