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Data Management Plan (DMP) Guide

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Data Repositories

Data repositories are managed digital environments that specialize in collecting, describing, sharing, and tracking research data. Sharing data in a repository is a best practice and is often required by Federal agencies.

FAQ: What is a "data repository"?

Below you will find links to a selective list of repositories. Each repository's requirements and scope are different. Some have no, or very few rules, while others provide in-depth review before accepting data or only accept data from certain disciplines. In general, while repositories that have few, or no, requirements are convenient and easy to use they may not be the best home for your data.

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ISU Data Repository

Iowa State University has its own data repository! Iowa State University’s DataShare is an open access repository for sharing, publishing, and archiving research data created by Iowa State University scholars and researchers. Visit the about page to learn more about how it works and how to participate. 

Search for a repository

If none of the repositories listed on this page meet your needs you may want to search for a data repository on or contact your subject librarian for help. 

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