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Research Data Management


We have improved the data submission system - datasets can be now uploaded directly through your Symplectic profile.

How do I deposit my data through Symplectic?

Log into Symplectic, and from your Home Page, click on the button 'Add' (next to 'publications') and select a 'dataset'. Fill in the form, upload your dataset and that’s it!

Need more guidance?

Step by step instructions on how to deposit datasets via Symplectic are available on the Symplectic training site on Moodle (this page is ‘Raven-protected’ so you will need to self-enroll for the Symplectic training in Moodle to access this guidance page).

Upload your data

Upload your data via Symplectic Elements

If you do not have a Raven account, but you have an affiliation with the University of Cambridge and would like to submit your data to the University of Cambridge data repository, contact us.


Step by step video guidance through the Symplectic upload process


What’s better in the Symplectic deposit process?

The three main advantages of uploading your data via Symplectic are:

  • You will immediately receive a placeholder DOI for your dataset - no need to wait for the Research Data Team to process your submission.
  • Transparent edits to placeholder datasets - if you submit placeholder datasets for work-in-progress data submissions, you will be able to edit them by simply logging into Symplectic.
  • Uploading your dataset via Symplectic will automatically populate the repository record, make it available for your Researchfish return and, in the future, it will be also automatically added to your University researcher profile.
  • A shorter form with fewer fields to fill in.