Data Publishing on QIR

The research data is increasingly requested to be opened or shared by academic journals or research funding agencies with the spread of Open Science.
Kyushu University has "Kyushu University Institutional Repository (QIR)" as a platform of research achievements. The collection policy of QIR was revised on March 18th, 2022, hence the researcher in Kyushu University can publish their research data on that now.
The library support research data publishing. Please feel free to contact us.

How to register

Please send a request with [Data to register] and [Information of the data]to the following address by e-mail.
Digital Repository Section, Electronic Resources Management Division
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[Information of the data]
  • Data Title
  • Creator's Information(Name, Identifier like ORCID、Affiliation)
  • Creation Date or Issued Date
  • Description (An account of the data)
  • Keyword(s)
  • Copyright or License Information
  • Terms of use (Conditions and Disclaimer)
  • Funding information (Funder name, Award number)
  • Related URL(Publisher's DOI, Research result)
  • Date of publication
  • Request to obtain DOI or not
  • Notice

*It is not necessary to note all of the above information at the first contact.

You may omit the [Information of the data] above by publishing your article's evidence data, image data, etc. on the same page as the full-text PDF of the article. Instead, you will not be able to give a DOI for the data.

Points of Considered

  • QIR can't accept data exceeding 1GB, then we may recommend to use the other repository outside of the university.
  • Please confirm whether your data can be publicly on QIR by yourself before you request to register. Data like the following example may be made closed or a condition of restricted open.
    • The research colleagues don't agree to publish the data on repositories.
    • The contract of cooperating research with companies restricts publishing the data.
    • The data contains information of personal part, patents or security.
  • Please refer to the following principles in publishing your data.

Register a DOI

Kyushu University can register a DOI* on the data shared on QIR as like JaLC DOI、DataCite DOI.

※DOI(Digital Object Identifier):
This means an identifier gave to elecronic contents on the internet. DOI can make persistent link to the contents.


(Terms of Research data)
Q1. Is there a limit to the amount of data that can be registered?
A1. The system limit is 1GB. Please consult us if the size per file exceeds 100 MB or if you have a large number of files.

Q2. What types of data formats can be registered?
A2. Any digital data format can be registered. However, QIR doesn't provide applications for movies or 3D works, so user need to ready by themselves.

Q3. Is it possible to specify when data will be released? We can't publish data right now because of patents and agreements with collaborators, but we would like to do so in the future.
A3. It is possible to specify the date of publication.

Q4. Is it possible to specify the scope of data publication? For example, I'd like to share the URL to access the data only with journal editors and reviewers.
A4. Restricted release of data will be addressed gradually after the library system is upgraded in November 2022.

Q5. Do I have to publish my research data on the QIR?
A5. QIR is just one of your options for publication locations. You can select the data repository to which you wish to publish based on your research field, the purpose of your data publication, the journal's policies, and the requirements of the funding agency.
Please feel free to ask us about sharing your research data on another repositories too.

(License and Terms of Use)
Q6. Can the registered data be used by third parties?
A6. Third parties can't judge wheter the data published on QIR without any licence information is available or not. The creator of the data can specify the terms of use of the data by granting a Creative Commons license, etc. at the time of registration.

Q7. If I waive my rights throuth granting a CC0, will I no longer be cited by data users?
A7. No. Even though you no longer have legal rights, you can still provide terms of use for the data and require users to cite, source, attribute, credit, etc., either as a contract or as a norm or practice in the research community.

Reference information


Data sharing on QIR
Digital Repository Section, Electronic Resources Management Division
qir[a] ※convert [a] to @

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