Research outcomes: data repository support and arts output gathering



Our Research Engagement Team within Library Services wants to know more about your research outcomes and is sharing new guidance on using the LJMU data repository.

Depositing research data

Do you have research data as an outcome of your research project? Depending on your funder and field of research you may have deposited your data in other more suited repositories, however, please consider using the LJMU data repository.

This is the university’s institutional repository where researchers can safely deposit and store research data on an open access basis. The repository is linked to Symplectic our research publications system.

New guidance is now available on how to deposit your research data, hopefully making it a much easier process for all.

Plus, anyone with linked publications not already included within our data repository, should email the Research Engagement Team and they can add in any links for you.

Readme files to support data deposits

A readme file gives details on when and how research data was created or collected and processed, how it can be used and if there are any instructions for opening files. The Research Engagement Team has put together a template for a readme file, which can be downloaded from the LJMU data repository webpage, to ensure that you have provided all the information needed when making a submission to the LJMU data repository.

On the search for arts-based research outcomes

Our Research Engagement Team are interested in speaking to any LJMU researchers whose research outcomes are arts-based, such as:

  • Creative writing (including scriptwriting)
  • Music
  • Visual cultures
  • Art history
  • Art books
  • Posters
  • Digital music recordings
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Dance performance
  • Animation
  • Digital and electronic media art
  • Interactive media
  • Fine arts
  • Performance
  • Photography
  • Video

By sharing your research outcomes in this area, the team will be able to better record these outputs which are underrepresented in existing data.

Email the Research Engagement Team with a summary of your arts-based research outcomes.



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