Answered By: Jennifer Moore
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2022     Views: 111

1. More and more funders are requiring the management and sharing of digital materials produced as part of a grant.

2. The public sees studies publicly shared research data more trustworthy, according to a PEW survey.

3. Publishers may require a data sharing link before publishing.

4. Your research community may expect it.

5. Your data can be cited!

6. You contribute to future research.


In many cases the researcher will have the choice as to where to place the outputs of their research: a domain repository, a general repository, and/or an institutional repository, such as ours.

If you use the Digital Research Materials Repository (DRMR), you get:

  • a review of data and documentation for FAIRness (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability) through our data curation services.
  • your primary research materials will be archived and accessible for future researchers to reuse, which increases your research impact. 
  • your research time and investment safeguarded in a trusted, long standing source, the University.
  • fulfill grant requirements for data sharing.
  • a commitment to stewarding your data for 10 years, at which time it will be reviewed.
  • Improved discoverability and cite-ability of your research materials, through the assignment of a DOI and the dissemination of your research to international linked data platforms.

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