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Data management in Astronomy

Data management in Astronomy

More and more often specific requirements are made concerning the archiving and management of research data, not only by funders and (journal) publishers, but also by the University of Amsterdam itself.

The UvA/AUAS Library and the ICT services provide facilities to support researchers in managing their data.

On the RDM website you can find all the information you need about planning, archiving and sharing research data.

Astronomy Datasets

Research data can be stored in data archives. These repositories may be used in two ways: both for archiving your own research data and for consulting and reusing research data of other researchers. For the most important data archives and repositories, see Finding data .

An example of an astronomy repository is the  Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST). MAST contains a wide variety of (research) data archives (in the optical, ultraviolet and near-infrared part of the spectrum). It is possible to add high-quality scientific datasets. 

UvA/AUAS figshare

Since September 2017, all UvA researchers have access to UvA/AUAS figshare. In UvA/AUAS figshare you can store your research data safely and still have access: your files are stored on ISO certified servers in Switzerland, and you can access them from any computer with an internet connection.

You can also safely share, archive and publish your research data. Your file is assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a unique permanent link you can use in articles and presentations.

More information about UvA/AUAS figshare


If you have a general question about research data management, please contact RDM Support. For subject-specific questions, please contact the information specialist for Astronomy.

drs. K.M. (Kasper) Abcouwer

Information specialist Astronomy