Upgrade to data discovery and access systems
Article dated: 13 September 2018
The UK Data Service has recently upgraded its data discovery and access systems. We hope users and depositors are happy with the new look and feel of the new Data Catalogue and the ‘My Account’ area. The following changes apply:
Changes to depositing data
We are pleased to announce a new online account feature for depositors, where you can add metadata about the data being deposited and liaise with us to set up relevant terms and conditions for use of your data. We will then create an appropriate suitable licence using our new Licence Builder for you to sign electronically via your account. You will also be able to track the progress of your data deposit in your account.
For ESRC grant holders, data deposit into our ReShare repository has not been affected by the upgrade, and you should continue to deposit to ReShare.
Changes to our Data Catalogue
Our Data Catalogue, previously known as ‘Discover’, has been upgraded taking into account feedback from our user experience programme. Based on user feedback we have modernised the look and feel of the interface. Some of the key changes you may notice are:
Changes to accessing data
Current uses will notice a new look and feel to their ‘My Account’ area. Here you can:
For those working outside UK higher and further education, the process of registering with the UK Data Service has been streamlined. As before, the End User Licence is agreed to online, and following successful registration, access to your account is instant.
Many thanks to our users for bearing with us during these changes.