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Archiving with Coscine

Archiving with Coscine


With Coscine,you can archive your research data securely and for the long term, in line with good scientific practice. 


1. Create a project

Coscine is a project-based data platform. For your research project, dissertation, or similar endeavor, first create a project (see Creating Projects). 

If you have worked together with others on the project, you should add them to the project (see Rights and Participant Management). 

2. Create a resource

In your new project, you now need to create resources to create a storage environment for your data (see Add Resource). To learn what resources are and which resource type you should choose, see Resource and Resource Types.

3. Upload data

After creating a resource, you can upload your data (see Data Upload and Management).

4. Archive resource

Now you have the option to set the status of a resource to "archived". The "Archive" option can be found under the "Actions" tab in the resource settings (see Figure 1 and Edit Resource).

Note: This has the effect that data and metadata can no longer be modified by users. However, reading and downloading data is still possible as usual. To add or update data, the status of holders of the Project owner role (see Rights and Participant Management) can be deactivated and subsequently reactivated. 

After setting the "Archived" status, the resource is tagged (see Figure 2). An archived resource is displayed in the resource overview in the project as well as in the file overview in the resource itself.

Archive resource setting

Figure 1

Depiction of an archived resource with the Archived flag

Figure 2


5 (Optional) Linking with RWTH Publications

You can now link your data to a publication such as a dissertation in RWTH Publications. To do this, you need the Persistent Identifier (PID) of the respective data resource in Coscine.
For instructions on how to reference the data at places like RWTH Publications, see PID Application examples.



last changed on 04/21/2022

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