ASU Research Data Repository User Guide


Navigating the Guide - The main sections contain a table of contents with page links, such as below. Alternatively, follow the page navigation links on the left to browse. Select the '>' drop-down next to the pages. You can also use the search box at the top of each page to locate terms that may exist on multiple pages.

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This guide contains user documentation for the ASU Research Data Repository, powered by the Dataverse software. You will find information about using the repository, tools, and templates for outreach and training. We also provide suggestions for writing the repository into your data management plan. This guide is ever-growing and changing. While primarily aimed at researchers submitting their research data as a scholarly output of their work, it will also include information for people looking to find and use research data.

Find key repository features and our scope of services on the About page. If you are new to the repository, we recommend reading through our Policies and then continuing to the Getting Started with Datasets pages. Curators and users can find more detailed information on the official Dataverse software user guide.

Need help? Use our Researcher Support Contact form, select 'Dataverse General Questions,' and include the requested information.

Introduction video to the ASU Research Data Repository (Length: 1 minute)

ASU's Research Data Repository is a publishing platform for sharing, downloading, archiving, and exploring research data produced by ASU-affiliated research projects powered by the open-source Dataverse software developed by Harvard University. When you publish with us, you will work with librarians, curators, and technology experts to make your data more discoverable to the research community. Datasets are indexed in a library and disciplinary search interfaces and will show up in searches with other research outputs. With the Built-in DOI registration, users can confidently cite and publish datasets. We also connect your data sets to the originally supported journal articles, disciplinary repositories, and content of ASU's institutional repository, KEEP. The ASU Research Data Repository is a part of ASU's university-wide data management and sharing efforts


We adopted this guide from the Texas Data Repository User Documentation site. The ASU Research Data Repository development and operations team recognizes their expertise and authorship.

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