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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.

Submit a Request to use DataShare.

Submitting this form starts the data disclosure process. You may be asked to provide more details - please watch your email for updates. If you need help or have a question about why you are being asked to provide this information please email

DataShare Review and Publication Workflow

The DataShare Publication workflow consists of 5 major steps:

  1. Submit a Data Set Disclosure Form.
  2. A librarian will contact you to start the process to prepare your files while the discloser is reviewed.
  3. Once the disclosure is approved, upload your data into DataShare.
  4. Final data curation review (and revision, if needed).
  5. Publication.

The first time you use DataShare you will need to activate your account. This takes place between steps 2 and 3. 

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For more help visit the University Library's
Data Management Plan Guide

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