DataverseNO Deposit Agreement

By depositing your data to DataverseNO (including any collection) you acknowledge that you have read and accept the terms of this Agreement and all related DataverseNO policies.

You are the Creator (includes one who has made, authored or otherwise made a substantive intellectual contribution) of or have been granted permission by a Creator to deposit any Dataset you deposit in DataverseNO.

If applicable, you have removed any private, confidential, or other legally protected information from any Dataset you deposit in DataverseNO.

You agree to the DataverseNO Deposit Agreement as stated below in its entirety.

To properly administer DataverseNO and preserve the contents for future use, DataverseNO requires certain permissions and warrants from you, the Creator(s) and/or copyright owner(s), including transfer of custody of your Datasets. If copyright law is applicable to your dataset submission and you are the copyright owner, by accepting this agreement, you still retain copyright to your work and do not give up the right to submit the Dataset to publishers or other repositories. If copyright is applicable and if you are not the copyright owner, you represent that the copyright owner has given you permission to make the Dataset publicly available.

By depositing data in DataverseNO, you grant to DataverseNO (by owner) the non-exclusive right to reproduce, translate (as described below), and distribute the Dataset in any format or medium worldwide and royalty-free, including, but not limited to, publication over the Internet.

You understand that datasets to be published in DataverseNO must comply with the criteria described in the DataverseNO Policy Framework and further specified in the DataverseNO Deposit Guidelines. You also understand that your deposited data are subject to curational review and approval by curational staff before they can be published.

You agree that DataverseNO may convert the deposited Data Files and/or Metadata Files to any medium or format and make multiple copies of the deposited Dataset for the purposes of security, back-up, and preservation. In addition, you understand and agree that Research Data Service staff may, if necessary, make changes to Descriptive Metadata, including enhancements (such as addition of keywords) and/or corrections (such as minor typos). Any Descriptive Metadata changes will be tracked via DataverseNO’s automated version control. Your Dataset will not otherwise be altered without your permission.

You understand that the name of the Depositor as well as the name and email address of the Long-Term Contact Person are displayed with the published Dataset, as will the Terms of Use selected by the Depositor.

You understand that DataverseNO commits to preserving your published Dataset in accordance with the DataverseNO Preservation Policy. DataverseNO also commits to providing public access of Datasets through maintenance of persistent DataverseNO webpages, Descriptive Metadata records, and identifiers, and to providing access metrics, which may include page-views, downloads, and citations.

If you cannot make all of the following representations, then you must contact Research Data Service staff at before depositing data in DataverseNO.

In order to submit a Dataset, you represent that:

  • You have the right to grant the rights contained in this Agreement.
  • Nothing in the Dataset, to the best of your knowledge, infringes on anyone’s copyright or other intellectual property rights.
  • If the Dataset does contain material for which others hold copyright, you have obtained the unrestricted permission of the copyright owner to grant DataverseNO (by owner) the rights required by this agreement and that such third-party owned material is clearly identified and acknowledged within the content of the Dataset.
  • Nothing in the Dataset violates any contract terms (e.g., Nondisclosure Agreement, Material Transfer Agreement, Terms of Use, etc.).
  • Nothing in the Dataset contains any private information, confidential information, proprietary information of others, export controlled information, or otherwise protected data or information that should not be publicly shared.
  • The Dataset is in agreement with the General guidelines for research ethics, as well as subject-specific guidelines, from the Norwegian National Committees for Research Ethics (see here).
  • You honour any Embargo Periods required by other parties, such as a journal publisher, by selecting the appropriate release date for public distribution of all content in the Dataset.
  • To the best of your knowledge, all content provided within and about the Dataset is accurate.
  • Nothing in the Dataset contains any software viruses or computer codes, files, or programs capable of allowing unauthorized access or disrupting, damaging, limiting or interfering with the proper functioning of DataverseNO or other users’ software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
  • You understand that if copyright terms for, or ownership of, the Dataset submission change, it is your responsibility to notify DataverseNO of these changes.
  • If the Dataset is based upon work that has been sponsored or supported by an agency or organization, you must fulfil any obligations required by the contract or agreement with such an agency or organization before depositing into DataverseNO.


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Contact with questions or to request an addition or revision to this policy.

Policy Document History and Version Control Table

Version Action Approved By Action Date
1.1 Policy revised. Board of DataverseNO 2019-10-03
1.0 Policy issued. Board of DataverseNO 2018-06-21
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