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About the Repository

The Research Data Repository is the University of Essex's online data repository where research data resulting from research taking place within the university can be deposited, published and made accessible to the research community.

The repository uses a customised version of EPrints, based on earlier work by the UK Data Archive and the University of Essex to make the EPrints software more suitable for archiving complex collections of research data. As part of the Jisc-funded Research Data@Essex project we first developed the EPrints ReCollect plugin, which transforms an EPrints install into a research data repository. With funding from the Economic and Social Research Council, the development of the UK Data Service ReShare repository built upon this earlier work, tailoring EPrints for use as a social sciences research data repository.