CORD (Cranfield Online Research Data) is our institutional data repository, where you should store any research data that must be preserved, if there is no appropriate funder or subject repository (e.g. NERC data centres). Fundamentally, remember that data must only be added to CORD with public access if you have the right to share it.
To retrieve a DOI from CORD, open the item and click ‘Cite’ and then click ‘Copy DOI’. Please use the DOI exactly as copied in CORD when submitting with any publication to your publisher.
For how-to questions, please see our information sheet on using CORD, with practical tips on getting started. Our Research Data Manager has also written a presentation on how to securely store your supporting data on CORD. Our RDM module on the VLE includes a block on CORD and is available to all staff and students. You can also read posts about best practice on CORD on our blog.
CORD isn't just for data, but can be used for publishing white papers, reports, conference outputs, and more. Everything deposited gets a DOI for long-term citeability and you get metrics for its use; you can also create collections to showcase a group of content.