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DataShare: ISU's Open Research Data Repository

Iowa State University’s DataShare is an open access repository for sharing and publishing research data created by Iowa State University scholars and researchers.

Link Your ORCiD with DataShare

Connecting your DataShare account with ORCID provides the following benefits:

  • Your ORCID is part of a data set's metadata (i.e. your data set will be associated with your ORCID, not just your name).
  • You are searchable by your ORCID within DataShare
  • Disambiguates your outputs to help with the I (interoperability) in F.A.I.R
  • Your ORCID is displayed on your DataShare author profile page


  1. Sign in to DataShare.
  2. Click your account icon, then click profile.
  3. Click connect in the ORCID section.
  4. Log in to ORCID and approve the connection.
  5. The Configure ORCID screen presents you with three different controls that can be turned on and off.
    • Turn on the first option, "Push data to my ORCID" - this will add data sets on DataShare your ORCID account.
    • Turn on the second option if you want items in ORCID to appear on your DataShare profile.
    • The third option isn't supported by DataShare at this time.

That's it! Your DataShare account is now linked with your ORCID.

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