The NTU research data repository DR-NTU (Data) was launched by the previous NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson on 8 Nov 2018. Since then, more than 100 datasets are published on DR-NTU (Data) and they have attracted more than 1,800 downloads. There are many reasons why NTU faculty members, research staff and students are depositing their research data here. Some need to share underlying research data with their journal manuscript peer reviewers, some need to provide a persistent identifier (DOI – digital object identifier) for their underlying research data in their published journal papers, some need to share their data with existing or potential research collaborators while others need to fulfill funding agency or NTU Research Data Policy‘s data sharing requirements.

Benefits of sharing research data:

  • Increases the impact and visibility of research
  • Promotes innovation and potential new data uses
  • Provides credit to the researcher as a research output in its own right
  • Leads to new collaborations between data users and data creators
  • Provides great resources for education and training

Reference: UK Data Service (2018). Why share data?


Why use DR-NTU (Data)?

  • Reap benefits of data sharing
  • Compliance to funder and/or NTU Research Data Policy requirements
  • No cost involved
  • Obtain persistent identifiers (DOIs) and data citation
  • Better guarantee of perpetuity
  • Google discoverability of published datasets


Have you deposited, archived and shared your data on DR-NTU (Data)

Questions? Email: