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EUI ResData repository: archiving and sharing datasets

  • EUI_ResData_17EUI members can submit their research datasets for inclusion in the ResData repository, a solution for preserving and sharing EUI data outputs.
  • The first step is to complete the form below. The Library will then make an appointment for data transfer.
  • By submitting this form, EUI members certify that the dataset for reposit is the result of original data generation; or is the output of significant, value-added, elaboration of pre-existing sources. Please read the following paragraphs before submitting the form.

Dataset Creator(s)

  • Datasets presented for inclusion in the EUI ResData repository must be the output of research by a current EUI member or research team.
  • The name of the Principal Investigator, researcher(s), and - if applicable - technical collaborator(s) who created the dataset, must be provided. EUI email contacts must be indicated.
  • If the project is undertaken in the context of a consortium, the name of the Data Manager should be provided (if different from the Principal Investigator).

Dataset as original work and source(s) of data

  • By submitting this form, EUI members certify that their work complies with the Code of Ethics in Academic Research of the European University Institute.
  • The scholars presenting the dataset for reposit must be the creators of the dataset. The dataset must be the output of original data generation; or must be the output of significant, value-added, elaboration of pre-existing sources.
  • The source(s) of the data must be indicated. If the dataset is the output of original data collection and elaboration, details must be provided. If the dataset is derived from pre-existing sources, those sources must be clearly indicated (data creator, institutional source, publisher).

Permission to share dataset as open data

  • EUI members submitting a dataset for inclusion in the EUI ResData repository must state whether the data can be shared as open data or not - taking into consideration data protection and data copyright (see below). Scholars should indicate if datasets presented for reposit are to be subject to embargo.
  • Data Protection: Persons, families and households cannot be identifiable in any dataset. Depositors are responsible for obtaining and documenting the informed consent of subjects for the collection and processing of personal data. Dataset creators are responsible for the anonymisation of data observations. See OECD guidelines: “The default position should be that personal data is not collected, processed or shared without informed consent.” The EUI guide to Good Data Protection Practice in Research provides further information on data protection.
  • Database copyright: Research data outputs which are elaborated from pre-existing copyrighted sources may require permission to reposit and share. It is not possible to publish a dataset containing substantial portions of data sourced from pre-existing databases governed by contractual license. The Library can provide advice on copyright and data protection.
  • Further information on data management, repositing, preservation and open data, is in the EUI Library Research Data Guide (6th edition, March 2018)
  • For assistance, write to Thomas Bourke:  [email protected]

  • A copy of the completed form will be sent to the submitter
  • Upon receipt of the completed form, the Library will make an appointment for the transfer of data
  • Data uploading, and metadata input, is by EUI Library staff.



The EUI Library Data Portal provides access to licensed macro-economic, micro-socioeconomic and Europe-related databases. 72 data resource guides provide information on coverage, variables and user networks. The Data Portal also provides information about the Library's restricted micro-socioeconomic data server.


The Data Services directory provides information about research data management; terms and conditions of use; data security; dataset metadata and documentation; data preservation and open data sharing. For data support, write to [email protected] or visit one of the two information desks: Badia Library (BF-085) or Economics Departmental Library, Villa La Fonte (VLF-035).


Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]



Page last updated on 05 March 2018