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WashU Research Data Repository is Live and Ready for Dataset Submissions

Published May 8, 2023

The Washington University Libraries is delighted to announce that the WashU Research Data (WURD) repository is live and accepting dataset deposits.

What is WURD?
WURD is a formal research data repository that supports research data sharing by providing:

  • DataCite metadata
  • Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)
  • Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCiD)
  • Research Organization Registry (ROR)
  • Award Information
  • Integrated curatorial review for data quality
  • Github integration
  • Long-term preservation
  • FAIRness review
  • Indexed for search engines, integrated with discovery tools

Who can use WURD?
All Washington University faculty, students, staff, and other authorized University affiliates can use WURD and related Libraries’ services for data curation and sharing. Washington University Libraries provides data curation and sharing services to support Washington University researchers and scholars across all WashU schools and campuses.

Choosing a Data Repository
WURD is an institutional repository, and you may also consider domain and generalist repositories available to you. Becker Medical Library also offers repository services tailored for School of Medicine affiliates. More information on their services can be found on the Becker Medical Library Data Management and Sharing website. Library staff on either campus are available to assist you in choosing the most appropriate repository option.

How to Get Started
You can start your data deposit today at the WURD website.


All the best,

Jennifer Moore, Head of Data Services 
Harriett Green, Associate University Librarian for Digital Scholarship and Technology Services 
Mimi Calter, Vice-Provost & University Librarian