ZivaHub: Open Data UCT, is an online, institutional data repository that serves as a publishing and access platform to research data and scholarly outputs. It is powered by Figshare for Institutions and is available to all students and staff at UCT. Ziva is the Shona word for knowledge.
ZivaHub allows you to make your research data FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable). Some of the key features of the system are:
Get DOIs (persistent identifiers) for your research outputs
Increase citations and boost your research metrics
After you upload, publish and accept the terms of deposit on ZivaHub, your dataset will go into review by a Digital Library Services curator, before being openly published on the platform. In collaboration with a designated Data Steward from your department, the DLS curator will check the metadata of the submitted item and, if appropriate, offer suggestions on how it may be improved upon for optimal citability, discoverability, integrity and reusability.