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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 upon request.

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

Invasive eurasian watermilfoil data from Minnesota lake point-intercept surveys between 1995 and 2019

Thomas, Shyam; Thomas, Shyam (2021-08-03)
The datasets uploaded describes Eurasian watermilfoil distribution and abundance across the state of Minnesota. The data was used to developed multiple species distribution models and includes both surveyed and several ...

Conformational rearrangements enable iterative backbone 𝑁-methylation in RiPP biosynthesis

Miller, Fredarla S.; Crone, Kathryn K.; Jensen, Matthew R.; Shaw, Sudipta; Harcombe, William R.; Elias, Mikael H.; Freeman, Michael F. (2021-07-30)
The data deposited here are raw files, R code and mass spec, associated with the results presented in the paper, "Conformational rearrangements enable iterative backbone N-methylation in RiPP biosynthesis." These data have ...

Lake Superior moored temperature and currents, Sep 2005-May 2015

Austin, Jay A; Elmer, Cassandra (University of Minnesota Duluth, Large Lakes Observatory, 2021-07-28)
From 2005 to the present, investigators from the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesota, Duluth have been deploying sub-surface moorings instrumented with temperature and current sensors at a variety of ...

Raw data for: Biphasic Control of Cell Expansion by Auxin Coordinates Etiolated Seedling Development

Du, Minmin; Bou Daher, Firas; Liu, Yuanyuan; Steward, Andrew; Tillman, Molly; Zhang, Xiaoyue; Wong, Jeh Haur; Ren, Hong; Cohen, Jerry D; Li, Chuanyou; Gray, William M (2021-07-27)
Seedling emergence is critical for food security. It requires rapid hypocotyl elongation and apical hook formation, both of which are mediated by regulated cell expansion. How these events are coordinated in etiolated ...

Data for the published paper "Picosecond laser ablation of millimeter-wave subwavelength structures on alumina and sapphire"

Wen, Qi; Fadeeva, Elena; Hanany, Shaul; Koch, Jürgen; Matsumura, Tomotake; Takaku, Ryota; Young, Karl (2021-07-26)
Data needed to reproduce Figure 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 11 in the Wen et al. 2021 paper.