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Research Data Management

Discipline Based Repositories

Duke Research Data Curation and Research Data Repository (RDR)

The Duke University Libraries provides a Research Data Curation Program and data publishing through the Duke Research Data Repository (RDR). According to the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Data curation activities can be defined those that "enable data discovery and retrieval, maintain its quality, add value, and provide for reuse over time, and...includes authentication, archiving, management, preservation, retrieval, and representation."

This program assists Duke researchers who need to provide access to data underlying funded research or scholarly publications and those who wish to promote and share their research findings through open access.  Data curators review and assess data deposits for completeness, provide guidance and recommendations if changes are needed, and facilitate the ingest of the data into either Duke's RDR (or other appropriate data repository if desired/required) for long-term preservation.  RDR Depositors are provided with a DOI that they can include with publications, presentations and other promotional materials so that others may access and use their data for reproducibility purposes as well as brand new research.

If you are interested in learning more about the Research Data Curation Program and/or the Duke Research Data Repository (RDR), please contact datamanagement@duke.edu.