To deposit directly into OPAL

Please Note:
Open Publications are submitted through MyPublications (further info)
Open Theses are submitted through the Graduate Research School (further info)
Open GLAM collections are submitted by liaison with the library (further info)


To deposit Open Data into OPAL

  • Log into OPAL, with your LTU credentials.
  • On the welcome screen click on ‘Upload Data’ at the top.
  • Click on ‘+ Create a new item’. This will bring up the form to enter the details.
  • Drag-and-drop the file (or multiple files) from your computer.


  • For sensitive or confidential data, you can create a record with only the descriptive metadata without the data itself. Click here for more information.


Filling in the fields

  • Enter the basic data (fields marked with a green dot are required)
  • Authors can be entered by name, email, or ORCID number
  • Choose Categories and Keywords that to improve the item’s findability
  • For ‘Group’, you can select from ‘Open Data or Open Education Resources’


  • In the description field, include any information that will help a reader understand the item.


  • Proceed to fill in the remaining fields:
  • Include funding information for items produced from grant support
  • If the item is associated with a publication (e.g. supplementary data), include that publication’s title and DOI in the Resources section
  • The References section can contain any relevant links to other resources
  • You can choose what to license the item as. We recommend CC BY 4.0 creative commons license; however many others are available (further information)
  • You can optionally embargo the article


  • For draft items, you can generate a private link, or know the DOI ahead of time


  • Finally, tick the ‘Publish’ box and click the ‘Publish item’ button to make the item available