Usually when you publish your items in IRR, your files are made publicly accessible for download and re-use by other researchers. However, sometimes there may be good reasons to impose restrictions and not allowing everyone to freely download your files, e.g. if you want to control who uses your files and why. IRR allows you to publish your items under a variety of conditions - public, embargo and restricted access.
To upload an embargoed item and restricted access, scroll to the bottom of the metadata form and select the Apply embargo & restricted access option.
See below sections on how to set up access restrictions to your items.
First, you have to decide how long will the access restrictions apply:
Next, you need to decide the content will be set under restricted access.
IRR offers two types of embargo:
There are two levels of restriction available when you are deciding who can access your items uploaded on IRR:
Enter a reason for the embargo in the field (e.g. NDA, publisher policy, etc.) if required. This is useful for people who are viewing the public metadata record.
If users can contact you about your research while the files are embargoed, provide information on how to request for access, e.g. contact information of the Principal Investigator.
IRR allows you to create a private link to your unpublished item. This can be useful if you want to share your unpublished item with collaborators or peer reviewers. The recipient of the link can view the item without having to log in to IRR.
To create and share a private link:
Note: The link is temporary and should NOT be published or cited in a publication. Once the item is ready for publication, simply go back to the record in the My data and publish the record.
A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) acts as a persistent link to your research. When you publish in IRR, a DataCite DOI will be automatically allocated.
If you need a DOI for your unpublished item in IRR, you can reserve a DOI to use in a publication or other application. A reserved DOI is inactive and reserved for your item. It will only be active and citable when the item is published in IRR. This can be useful for peer reviewed journal publishing process. For instance, you may provide the reserved DOI link to your dataset in the related publication, and activate the link only when you are ready to publish your data.
To reserve a DOI: