FAQ

What if I need an embargo on my data?

If you need a temporary embargo on your data before it is publicly available (for example, if this is a requirement of the journal in which you wish to publish some of your results), you can request this during the data upload stage. In the data “Description” field in the upload form, simply write “EMBARGO” with a date when the embargo should be lifted at the very beginning (before describing the dataset). Note than the embargo period can be no longer than two years.

What if my data exceeds 1TB?

TU Delft researchers can upload up to 1TB of data free of charge. If your data exceeds 1TB, please contact researchdata@4tu.nl to discuss your options.

What will happen with the data I uploaded to 4TU.Centre for Research Data?

Once you have uploaded your data, the 4TU.Centre for Research Data team will review your dataset and perform a metadata quality check to increase the discoverability of your data.

4TU.Centre for Research Data will preserve and maintain access to your data for a minimum of 15 years, and can provide information on usage rates.

Where do I look for help with data sharing?

If you need help with deciding which data to upload into the repository or organising them, contact your dedicated Data Steward.

If you need help with uploading your data into the 4TU.Centre for Research Data or if you have questions about the services provided by the 4TU.Centre for Research Data, e-mail researchdata@4tu.nl.