Research Data Management


After a research project ends, it may be necessary to make the data, or at minimum information about those data, available to other researchers per the Data Management Plan visit to learn more. A good way to disseminate research data to colleagues and more widely is to deposit it in a repository or archive. Controlling access to these data can then be accomplished in a variety of ways, for example using passwords, encryption, or a permissions authorization system.

Local Mines Institutional Repository

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  • Mines supports an institutional repository
  • Suitable for end-of-project deposit in order to meet Federal requirements to make data publicly accessible
  • Various levels of access are available (e.g. unrestricted or permission-based)
  • Multiple types of files can be deposited
  • End users would be able to download files
  • Supports small to medium-sized datasets

External Repository

Researchers may also deposit with external repositories, such as subject- and discipline-based repositories as well as national and international data centers. Some journals and societies may also offer repository services for data used in articles. Each repository has their own requirements in terms of domain, data re-use and access, file formats and metadata. Researchers also need to ensure the chosen repository meets the guidelines set forth by their funder. For more information visit the Mines Research Data Management