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Digital Research Materials Repository

Project Background

Across the scholarly landscape there is a growing need for the archiving and storage of digital research materials. To address this need, the WU Libraries are providing services to curate data and other research outputs (images, field sheets, spreadsheets, protocols, analysis scripts, etc.). Curation includes the management, enhancement and the preservation of the outputs of research conducted at Washington University in St. Louis.  


  • Your primary research materials will be archived and accessible for future researchers to reuse, which increases your research impact. 
  • Curating your primary research materials with WU Libraries, will safeguard your research time and investment with a trusted, long standing source, the University.
  • If your grant funder or publisher includes data sharing and archiving requirements, curating your data with the WU Libraries will fulfill this requirement.
  • Curating your research materials with the library will involve enriching your data beyond the standard storage and backup techniques. 
  • Improve the 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.