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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

The DataShare Workflow

Below is a diagram and summary of the DataShare workflow.

The DataShare Publication workflow consists of 5 major steps:

  1. Submit a Request to use DataShare. 
  2. Complete the Data Set Disclosure Form after being contacted by a librarian.
  3. Upload and describe your data in DataShare.
  4. 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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