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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

Free carrier induced ferroelectricity in layered perovskites

Li, Shutong (2021-06-08)
Doping ferroelectrics with carriers is often detrimental to polarization. This makes the design and discovery of metals that undergo a ferroelectric-like transition challenging. In this letter, we show from first principles ...

Remotely detected aboveground plant function predicts belowground processes in two midwestern prairie grassland experiments

Cavender-Bares, Jeannine; Gamon, John; Gholizadeh, Hamed; Kimberly, Helzer; Lapadat, Cathleen; Madritch, Michael; Townsend, Philip A.; Wang, Zhihui; Hobbie, Sarah E. (2021-06-08)
Imaging spectroscopy provides the opportunity to incorporate leaf and canopy optical data into ecological studies, but the extent to which remote sensing of vegetation can enhance the study of belowground processes is not ...

Data for Impacts of beaver dams on low-flow hydrology and hydraulics, Knife River, Minnesota

Gran, Karen B; Behar, Hannah; Burgeson, Emma; Dymond, Salli; Dumke, Josh; Teasley, Rebecca (2021-06-07)
These data were collected as part of a two-year investigation into the impacts of beaver dam removal on low-flow hydrology and hydraulics in the Knife River, Minnesota, USA. Eight sub-basins were monitored for two years, ...

Data Underlying "Is the open access citation advantage real? A systematic review of the citation of open access and subscription-based articles"

Langham-Putrow, Allison; Bakker, Caitlin; Riegelman, Amy (2021-06-03)
This data underlies a systematic review project: "Is the Open Access Citation Advantage Real?" This project considers whether materials that are published open access receive a greater number of citations than materials ...

Elizabeth Rasmussen MS Thesis Appendix 1: Ring-billed and Franklin's Gull AIV rT-PCR and ELISA Results

Cuthbert, Francesca; Culhane, Marie; Rasmussen, Elizabeth; Craft, Meggan; Cardona, Carol (2021-06-01)
The natural reservoirs for avian influenza virus (AIV) are wild waterbirds such as ducks and gulls. In Minnesota, gulls are abundant and known to visit poultry farms, yet are underrepresented in AIV wild bird surveillance ...