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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

Fast neutron mutagenesis in soybean creates frameshift mutations

Wyant, Skylar R; Rodriguez, Fernanda M; Carter, Corey K; Parrott, Wayne A; Jackson, Scott A; Stupar, Robert M; Morrell, Peter L (2021-12-01)
The mutagenic effects of ionizing radiation have been used for decades to create novel variants in experimental populations. Fast neutron (FN) bombardment as a mutagen has been especially widespread in plants, with extensive ...

Terrestrial gastropod collection data taken during an experiment co-grazing goats with waterfowl at UMN's Rosemount Research and Outreach Center

Marchetto, Katherine M; Linn, Morgan M; Larkin, Daniel J; Wolf, Tiffany M (2021-11-30)
The data describe terrestrial gastropod sampling from an experiment examining whether co-grazing goats with waterfowl can reduce the number of intermediate hosts of a potentially deadly parasite, Parelaphostrongylus tenuis. ...

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Groundwater Chloride Data, 1965-2021

McDaris, John R; Feinberg, Joshua M; Runkel, Anthony; Levine, Jonathan; Alexander Jr., E. Calvin; Kasahara, Sophie (2021-11-23)
This dataset is compiled from 55 years of groundwater quality testing work done by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department Natural Resources, and the Minnesota Department of Health.

Phenology data for the invasive macroalga Nitellopsis obtusa (starry stonewort) in Minnesota, USA, 2017 - 2018

Glisson, Wesley J; Muthukrishnan, Ranjan; Wagner, Carli K; Larkin, Daniel J (2021-11-22)
Understanding the phenology of aquatic invasive plants is critical for evaluating and predicting their ecological impacts and timing control efforts. Despite its 45-year invasion history in North America, relatively little ...

A Novel Methacrylate Derivative Polymer That Resists Bacterial Cell-Mediated Biodegradation Data Sharing Archive

Kumar, Dhiraj; Ghose, Debarati; Mutreja, Isha; Bolskar, Robert; Jones, Robert S (2021-11-22)
We studied biodegradation resistance of a custom synthesized (by TDA Research Inc) novel ethylene glycol ethyl methacrylate (EGEMA) with ester bond linkages that are external to the central polymer backbone when polymerized. ...