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New Data Repository for Researchers

Published April 12, 2023

To meet your research data needs as well as federal funder requirements, the University Libraries will soon launch the new WashU Research Data repository. During the transition from the current technology to our new technology, please be aware that all dataset submissions will be paused for a brief period as the new platform is launched.

The University Libraries will no longer ingest datasets into WashU’s Open Scholarship Digital Research Materials Repository as of April 21, 2023.

On May 5, 2023, the University Libraries will launch WashU Research Data (WURD) and again accept datasets into the new platform. Among the essential features the WURD repository service will provide are:

  • DataCite metadata
  • Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)
  • Curatorial review for data quality
  • Github integration
  • Long-term preservation

Read more about this New Data Repository For Researchers here.

If you’ve previously submitted datasets to the repository, your DOIs will be automatically redirected to the appropriate URL in the new WashU Research Data portal. Remember to always refer to the DOI, not the URL, when sharing your record.

If you need to meet a data sharing deadline between those dates and are not able to submit in advance, the University Libraries will work to accommodate you with interim solutions. Please reach out to Jennifer Moore (, Head of Data Services, with such requests.

The University Libraries looks forward to soon demonstrating the power of the WashU Research Data repository with you as our community strives to meet the call of research data sharing.