About Aston Data Explorer

Aston Data Explorer is Aston University's repository for our research data. It is one of three services providing information about Aston University’s research. Aston Publications Explorer holds Aston's research publications and Aston Research Explorer has broader information about Aston's research work including research staff, awards and activities, projects and research groups.


Aston’s repository holds datasets and corresponding metadata that have been produced by Aston University staff and students. The datasets deposited in Aston Publications Explorer range from metadata records only through to full datasets. Content is the sole responsibility of the authors, and any questions over content should be directed to them.


Items deposited in Aston Data Explorer are indexed by Google Scholar and other major search engines. Records are also harvested and made discoverable by the following services:
  • CORE
  • DART Europe
  • BASE
  • Unpaywall
  • Policies

    Metadata will be accessible to anyone free of charge. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission and re-sold commercially provided the repository is mentioned.

    Aston Data Explorer, Aston Publications Explorer AND Aston Research Explorer allow users to re-use full-text and other full-data items under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives (CC BY NC ND) licence. This means that users must give appropriate credit to the authors and link to the licence. Users may not re-use the material for commercial purposes. Users cannot distribute material that has been remixed, transformed or built upon the original published output. Where a full-text or other full-data item has a licence that is more restrictive or permissive than the CC BY NC ND default licence, this licence should be adhered to.

    More details about Aston Data Explorer, including the takedown policy, are available in our Research Data LibGuide.