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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 (up to 2GB each) 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.

Popular Categories in the Data Repository
Recently Added To The Data Repository

Phylogenetic character matrix for Mortoniella (Trichoptera: Glossomatidae)

Holzenthal, Ralph W; Blahnik, Roger J (2017-11-20)
Phylogenetic character matrix for the caddisfly (Trichoptera) genus Mortoniella for public access. Public access required by Insecta Mundi.

Investigation of Human Environment Learning in Agile Guidance Tasks

Verma, Abhishek; Mettler, Berenice (2017-11-20)
Human environment learning experiments are done in a simulated environment. The environment is quasi 3-D, made of polygonal obstacles. The simulated environment is displayed to subjects who can navigate in the environment ...

Data from: Development of an aggressive bark beetle on novel hosts: Implications for outbreaks in an invaded range

Rosenberger, Derek W (2017-11-11)
Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) is an aggressive bark beetle native to western North America currently expanding its range east. Should it reach northeastern North American pine forests, it is unclear ...

Vaccination Against Lawsonia intracellularis Decreases Shedding of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium in Co-Infected Pigs and Alters the Gut Microbiome

Leite, Fernando L L; Singer, Randall S; Ward, Tonya; Gebhart, Connie J; Isaacson, Richard E (2017-11-09)
Salmonella enterica is a leading cause of foodborne illness worldwide and pork can serve a source of infection. In this study, we investigated if vaccinating pigs against Lawsonia intracellularis, a common pathogen of swine ...

Constrained Buckling of Variable Length Elastica: Solution by Geometrical Segmentation

Liakou, Anna (2017-11-06)
The paper proposes a method to analyze the post-buckling response of a planar elastica subjected to unilateral constraints. The method rests on assuming a deformed shape of the elastica that is consistent with an assumed ...