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You can browse the repository by person, their Kent email address, year, division (ie academic school, centre or service department), subject, journal title, project or funding body. Click the Browse tab to select this function.

Depositing items

Download the Getting started Guide from the Kent Data Repository web pages for detailed guidance about depositing your data to the archive.


When you upload to the repository, choose the best formats for your data sets for both use and preservation. If your data sets are in a proprietary format tied to a programme like Matlab, Adobe suite, SPSS or STATA, you should also create a preservation-friendly version and upload it with your original. There is guidance about appropriate file formats to use to archive your data here:

In order for collaborators and other scholars to understand how to reuse your data, you will need to upload a README file alongside your data files. Guidance about what this file should include and how it should be laid out can be found here:

In the case of personal or sensitive content, your data will still need to be archived to benefit from secure management and preservation but you will need to restrict public access to the full dataset. To enable your data to fully benefit from Open Access, you could make fully available a redacted version uploaded alongside the full, reserved, version. The long term archival storage of your data should be included in your consideration of the ethical concerns of your project. Your faculty will have its own guidance or see the Research Services web pages:

Take-down policy

We take all breaches of the University's IT Regulations extremely seriously.

If we are notified of copyright or intellectual property right infringements, our Take-down policy applies.