While the library may be physically closed, the Duke Research Data Repository (RDR) is open and accepting data deposits. If you have a data sharing requirement you need to meet for a journal publisher or funding agency we’ve got you covered. If you have COVID-19 data that can be openly shared, we can help make these vital research materials available to the public and the research community today. Or if you have data that needs to be under access restrictions, we can connect you to partner disciplinary repositories that support clinical trials data, social science data, or qualitative data.
Speaking of the RDR, we just completed a refresh on the platform and added several features!
- Your data are now discoverable via Google Datasets Search
- Files are now easily downloaded by exporting one zipped file
- Datasets can now be grouped together in a collection to provide more visibility to your research projects
- Answers to common questions are now available on our Frequently Asked Questions
- Image files can now be previewed via a built in Image Viewer
In-line with data sharing standards, we also assign a digital object identifier (DOI) to all datasets, provide structured metadata for discovery, curate data to further enhance datasets for reuse and reproducibility, provide safe archival storage, and a standardized citation for proper acknowledgement.
Openness supports the acceleration of science and the generation of knowledge. Within the libraries we look forward to partnering with Duke researchers to disseminate their research data! Visit https://research.repository.duke.edu/ to learn more or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.