About IU DataCORE

The datasets that underlie research findings are increasingly in demand. Funding agencies require that research data be discoverable, accessible and preserved for future use. Publishers ask for data sets to be included alongside publications as supplemental files to support research findings. Researchers seek out existing data sets to test out new theories or generate new discoveries.

In response, The Indiana University Libraries have developed IU DataCORE, a repository for sharing and archiving research data that were developed at the Indiana University. IU DataCORE is a component of a suite of services provided by the Libraries designed to broadly disseminate the intellectual contributions in research, teaching, and creativity made by the Indiana University community and to ensure its longevity.

Why deposit in IU DataCORE?

Share your data — IU DataCORE provides a means for you to publish your data through a protected and secure repository, making your research more visible to the world.

Compliance with grant requirements — Depositing your data into IU DataCORE enables you to demonstrate compliance with funding agency requirements to share and archive your data sets.

Get credit for your work — You can assign a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to your work upon deposit, making it easier for people to cite and properly attribute your data sets.

Preserve your data — The Indiana University Libraries is committed to preserving the data sets deposited into IU DataCORE. See File formats and Preservation for details.

It's Free — There is no charge to deposit data into the IU DataCORE repository in most cases.

Local Assistance — Librarians can meet with you to help guide you in preparing your data set for deposit into IU DataCORE. Contact Us to set up a consultation.

Who can deposit?

We welcome deposits from:

  • Current IU faculty, graduate students, and research staff.
  • Multi-institutional collaborations including at least one participant actively employed by IU.
  • Proxies designated by IU faculty and research staff.
  • Sponsored depositors.

What kinds of data are accepted?

We accept:

  • Research data from all disciplines.
  • Data in formats that are open and nonproprietary.
  • Data in proprietary formats that are widely used and appropriate for the research communities likely to have interest in the data.

Learn more about supported file formats and levels of preservation

We cannot accept:

  • Data on human subjects or sensitive data. This includes data that are subject to export controls, present a conflict of interest for the University or the Researcher(s), or whose distribution would otherwise constitute a violation of research ethics or compliance. For HIPAA-aligned data storage options, see: https://compliance.iu.edu/compliance-areas/hipaa/index.html and https://kb.iu.edu/d/bcpd
  • Data containing personally identifiable information that would prohibit public access.
  • Administrative data, unless being used for research purposes and with prior consent and agreement of the IU Libraries.
  • Data that is encrypted.

Review our policy and terms of use for more details

What are the other requirements for depositing data?

  • Data in IU DataCORE are openly available to anyone. Therefore, submitted data must be ready for distribution and reuse by others.
  • Data submitted should be complete.
  • Deposit must include appropriate documentation and descriptive metadata.
  • The depositor must agree to the IU DataCORE terms of use, which affirms the deposit is original work and does not infringe on the rights of others.

Ready to get started?

How to prepare your data