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Open Research Data Online

What is Open Research Data Online?

Open Research Data Online (ORDO) is The Open University's research data repository. Based upon the Figshare platform, ORDO can be used for the storage of live research data, but is particularly useful for archiving and publishing research data supporting a publication or once a project is completed. Data stored in ORDO will be kept for a minimum of ten years after project completion; published data will be given a DataCite digital object identifier (DOI), providing a permanent, citable web link to help you get recognition for your work.

Go to Open Research Data Online

These pages provide help and support for your use of ORDO; from the preparation of data for deposit, to dissemination and long term curation after data has been made public. 

There is also a growing collection of support videos available on ORDO.

As an introduction, this video highlights some of the benefits of using ORDO.

Hello, I’m Isabel and in this podcast, brought to you by the Library Services Research Support team, I’m going to talk about Open Research Data Online, or ORDO.

ORDO is the OU’s research data repository, based on the Figshare platform.

You can use ORDO to store your live research data and collaborate with other researchers in a private shared space or to archive and publish your completed research datasets. Data stored in ORDO will be kept for a minimum of 10 years.

ORDO is easy to use; prepared research can be uploaded in under 5 minutes.

Published data will be given a Datacite DOI, providing a permanent citable web link to enable you to get recognition for your work.

ORDO supports a wide range of file types and can be accessed anywhere.

Data is kept on multiple servers throughout Europe with daily backups and weekly system snapshots. You can set restrictions on sensitive data, or delays on embargoed items.

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