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Research Data Management@Koç University

This guide outlines the process of research data management, how to develop and share data management plans and FAIR data principles. Planning for the effective creation, management and sharing of your data enables you to get the most out of your research

Koç University Research Data Repository (KU-RDR)


The Koç University Institutional Repository is an electronic archive of research materials created by the researchers of Koç University from 2012 to present. The repository that has been maintained by Suna Kıraç Library increases the visibility of Koç University’s research, helps with time-consuming research reporting exercises and begins the process of digitally preserving the University’s research and scholarly output. The Koç University Institutional Repository can house open-access articles, conference proceedings, theses, working papers, technical reports too.

KU Institutional Repository is available at

Academic, research staff and graduate students are expected to contribute by sending Post-print versions of their articles that are published each year to our e-mail address.

As of 2019, Koç University Institutional Repository starts Research Data Pilot Project collecting research data to create links between your academic publications and the underlying datasets, so that anyone viewing the publication will be able to locate the dataset as well. If you have generated/collected data to be used as evidence in your academic publication, you should deposit it with KU Institutional repository as soon as you are able.

KU Institutional Repository provides you these open research data services below:

    Dataset archive (long-term protection in a high-security cloud for 10 years)

    A persistent identifier or URL for your data.

Dataset identifiers in the form of a URL

Data access statement that protects author rights and data citations for the reference management in research papers.

Why should you publish your data open at Koç University Institutional Repository?

  • Visibility and reputation in your career
  • Impact in your research field
  • Networking opportunities
  • Getting more funding easily
  • Funder requirements like European Commission or TÜBİTAK etc.

*KU Institutional Repository materials can be accessible and downloadable from international archive platforms such as OpenAire, OpenDOAR and as a result of the agreement with these institutions. Suna Kıraç Library can provide you some statistics to show the usage rates of your articles upon your request.