Registering archived datasets

Datasets are valuable types of research output. A lot of work usually goes into creating a dataset, and once complete, it can be of value to other researchers. Wageningen University & Research is proud of its data output and finds it important to make it visible. For this reason, the data policy stipulates that all archived datasets underlying publications must be registered in Pure, WUR’s research output system.

What is Pure?
Pure is the system behind Staff Publications, WUR’s repository with publications of WUR staff. What is indexed in Pure is shown in Staff Publications. Pure contains information on all WUR employees and their research output, such as articles, reports, presentations and datasets. The information in Staff Publications is visible to people within and outside of WUR.

How does the registration of datasets work?
Datasets are entered into Pure by the WUR Library. To have your dataset registered, please send an email to Data Management Support with a link or preferably DOI to your dataset. If the dataset underlies any publications, please add a link and/or DOI to the associated article(s). Library staff will then register information about your dataset in Pure, and link it to any publications in the system.

When should a dataset be registered?
The policy stipulates that all archived datasets that underlie publications must be registered. It is not required to register datasets that do not underlie publications, but it is recommended. Registering all of your archived datasets improves the visibility and findability of your research.