Why Yoda?

Yoda is a safe way to manage your data. It allows you to store and share your valuable research data in a secure way. This data management system makes it possible for you to work with, collaborate on, archive, and publish your data in one place. You benefit from working with Yoda in several ways: 

  • You can be sure that your valuable data is stored securely;
  • You work with your data and archive it in one place;
  • You can efficiently collaborate with partners from within Utrecht University as well as others by giving them access to your data;
  • Yoda is also suitable for (privacy) sensitive data;
  • You can easily retrieve previous versions of your files if needed;
  • You make your data findable for yourself and others by adding metadata;
  • You can publish your data to make your work visible for others;
  • You manage and share your data in compliance to privacy rules and data management regulations;
  • You contribute to Open Science, because Yoda helps you to make your data findable for a broad audience;
  • You can work with your data from multiple locations through the website portal;
  • You help to increase the (re)use of data since Yoda makes it possible for you to make your own data accessible for others. You can also retrieve existing data to make use of it;
  • You can use Yoda for all kinds of digital source files, like text files, videos, photos, excel files, R files, STATA, files, datasheets, geographical data, etc.