Research Data ServicesPreservation of Data & Access

Preserving access to research data can enable discoveries to build on past work long after a publication.

Many funding organizations require that researchers consider and implement measures to insure access to their data.

How is this accomplished?

Repositories and Data Centers

In many cases, there is an overlap between the access and preservation functions of data repositories. Review the data repository guidance and support materials to confirm that the system where you deposit your data will preserve access to it for an extended period of time.

Institutional and Local Resources

You will also want to preserve unpublished data beyond the grant. UI policies encourage researchers to preserve data for at least 5 years after the closing of a grant. Consider what resources are available, and what they may cost, as you write your research proposal and budget.