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Data Repository for U of M

The Data Repository for University of Minnesota (DRUM)

DRUM is a publicly available collection of digital research data generated by U of M researchers, students, and staff. Anyone can search and download the data housed in the repository, instantly or by request.

The Data Repository accepts submissions from University affiliates for digital archiving and access. Learn more about depositing to the Data Repository and other services to manage your data.

How to Upload

1. Prepare Data

Data should be free of identifying or sensitive information and include adequate documentation. Not sure? Contact us for help!

2. Upload

Have your files ready and use the upload form to fill out metadata about your data.

3. Curatorial Review

Our data experts will consult with you to ensure that your data is in a format and structure that best facilitates long-term access, discovery, and reuse.

DRUM Policies


Flexible Access Options

Choose to make your data immediately accessible to everyone, or moderate access to your data for up to two years.

Meet Grant Requirements

Comply with federal mandates for data management planning (DMP) and sharing. Read more.

Persistent Access

A DOI for your data guarantees no more broken links when others include this persistent link to your data in scholarly articles as a bibliographic citation.

About DRUM

Our Services

Data Management Plan Assistance

We offer personalized assistance for drafting your next grant's Data Management Plan. Contact us for assistance during your planning process.

Metadata Consultation

We can help structure your data using disciplinary best practices to ensure the best organization of your data.

Training and Workshops

The library offers free online and drop-in workshops on data management best practices periodically throughout the year.

Services for Data

To include DRUM in your next Data Management Plan, contact us to get boilerplate text and more information on how the Data Repository can be incorporated into your next grant.

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Recently Added To The Data Repository

Data and code for analyses in "The Use of Weighted Averages with Hedges: Is it Worth It?"

Buck, Robert J.; Fieberg, John R.; Larkin, Daniel J. (2021-09-21)

Interfacial geometry in particle-forming phases of diblock copolymers

Collanton, Ryan, P; Dorfman, Kevin D (2022-01-19)
Frank-Kasper phases are complex particle packings known to form in a wide variety of hard and soft materials, including single-component AB diblock copolymer melts. An important open question in the context of this system ...

Evaluation of a broadband sound projected from the gates of a navigation lock in the Mississippi River shows it to be a weak deterrent for common carp and unable to block passage

Riesgraf, Andrew, T; Finger, Jean, S; Zielinski, Daniel, P; Dennis III, Clark, E; Whitty, Jeff, M; Sorensen, Peter, W (2022-01-19)
There is an urgent need to block the passage of carp and other invasive fishes through navigational locks in large rivers. Although the broadband sound of an outboard motor has been shown to strongly repel three species ...

Data for "The colloidal nature of complex fluids enhances bacterial motility"

Kamdar, Shashank; Shin, Seunghwan; Leishangthem, Premkumar; Francis, Lorraine F.; Xu, XinLiang; Cheng, Xiang (2022)
Data appearing in the publication "The colloidal nature of complex fluids enhances bacterial motility". This paper reports the enhanced motion of bacteria in complex fluids. The archived data are the post-processed final ...

Cryopreservation of Pancreatic Islets Experimental Data Repository 2022

Bischof, John, C; Finger, Erik, B (2022-01-18)
These are the raw data used to generate each figure for our paper under review in Nature Medicine