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Copyright (C) 2014 Christian T. Jacobs, Alexandros Avdis, Gerard J. Gorman, Matthew D. Piggott.

This file is part of PyRDM.

PyRDM is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.

PyRDM is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
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PyRDM is a Python module for research data management (RDM). It facilitates the automated online publication of scientific software and associated input and output data.

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Quick Start

In order to use PyRDM you must build as well as configure the package. Build the package by carrying out the following steps:

  1. Make a clone of this repository by git clone pyrdm
  2. Install the core dependencies by cd pyrdm; sudo pip install -r requirements.txt
  3. Build the package by sudo make install
  4. Build the documentation by make docs. This will produce an HTML version of the documentation in the docs/build directory. Alternatively, you can view the latest version of the documentation here.

The next step involves configuring PyRDM in order for it to access and upload files to Figshare, Zenodo or DSpace. Please see the PyRDM documentation for a graphical guide on how to do this.


PyRDM depends on:


When citing PyRDM, please use the following citation:

  • C. T. Jacobs, A. Avdis, G. J. Gorman, M. D. Piggott (2014). PyRDM: A Python-based library for automating the management and online publication of scientific software and data. Journal of Open Research Software, 2(1):e28, DOI:


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