There are numerous compound, asset, and metadata elements you can use to filter your data within the Data Archive application. A complete list of all available filters is set out below, followed by an explanation of some commonly used filters

Filter options list





Asset Model


CID contained by

Content status


CID contains

Created by


Collection containing

Created by me


In collection

Created/Modified by


In collection or subcollection

Created/Modified by me



Free AQL entry



Has a licence


Related is

Has no licence



Is a licence



Metadata is invalid



Metadata is valid



Modified by



Modified by me



Point and radius



Rectangle is wrapped






These filters relate to the attributes of an asset. Some examples are:

  • Created/Modified by Me: The asset was one you created or updated.
  • Point and Radius: Lets you search for assets containing location data within a specific area


These filters let you filter results based on the metadata associated with those assets. There is a large variety of possible metadata fields, check the right panel of the asset finder when selecting an asset to see all the metadata associated with that asset. For example there might be a Metadata type "UNSW_RDS:UNSW_Default" with element "ProjectName". You can browse to this element and drag it into the filter field, it will let you search for text inside this metadata element.


These filters let you combine other filters using various logical operations. Dragging these into the filter box will create a special box that you can drag other filters into, how these are affected depends on the type of compound filter:

  • And: The filters inside must all be true for the asset to appear in the search
  • Not: The filter inside must be false for the asset to appear
  • Or: Only one of the filters inside need to be true for the asset to appear


Help and further information:

  • To learn more about the Data Archive:
  • To access the Data Archive Web application, use this link, or, go to the Home page for other access options
  • To create, or update, a Research Data Management Plan go to the ResToolkit service
  • Note: the Data Archive service is also available over SFTP, see the SFTP client guide for more information