What we offer

The SDS service offers free consultations to new or existing research projects, or to individual researchers, and can provide advice on how to publish the digital outputs of your research and keep your project’s digital legacy safe. 

The SDS also manages the Sustainable Digital Scholarship (SDS) platform. Features of the SDS platform include: 

  • Public access to your research, organised in any structure you choose. 
  • Support for all file formats, with the ability to view most in browser including images, time-based media, .XML (including TEI). Further information on the file types supported is available here.
  • Custom metadata and file tagging tailored to your project’s needs. 
  • Search and filtering to enable users to easily find your research. 
  • Powerful sharing and citation tools to increase the impact and reach of your research. 
  • Built-in analytics to track the impact of your research. 
  • A system which meets the highest Information Security standards (ISO27001). 
  • Robust and resilient technically, ensuring multiple copies and appropriate back-ups are created of data stored. 
  • The platform conforms to the latest accessibility guidelines (WCAG 2.1). 
  • Simple interface for researchers, with easy account creation and access via your Oxford Single Sign On service. 
  • A permanent location for each record, stored with a versioned DOI (Digital Object Identifier) for easy citation and attribution. 
  • Sustainable open access hosting of research data to fulfil funding bodies’ requirements. 
  • Easy collaboration with researchers within or outside the University. 
  • Ability to limit access to your research data to chosen collaborators, other Oxford users, or with time-based embargoes.  

See our breakdown of the SDS platform for new and existing projects, and individual researchers, or for a general overview, have a look at the videos below: