Answered By: Research Data Management ULS
Last Updated: Nov 10, 2015     Views: 49

D-Scholarship@Pitt provides long-term storage of the scholarly output created by University of Pittsburgh faculty and students, including research data. Sharing your research data by depositing it in a repository like D-Scholarship@Pitt facilitates preservation, data discovery and access, and citation.

D-Scholarship@Pitt --

  • Accepts nearly any format of file including tar.gz and zip files  

  • Assigns your data deposits a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a permanent and unique identifier for a digital object that is used in citations that will help others to find and cite your data

  • Allows you to add information that provides important context for your data so that others can discover, understand, and trust the data files

  • Is best suited for datasets that are in an inactive state (i.e., after the completion of a research project)

  • Tracks your work using alternative metrics to help demonstrate your impact and see how others are using your data

  • Can be used to add a catalog-only entry for datasets that you’ve deposited in another data repository

  • Allows for you to make data fully public, private, or available only to the Pitt community. 

Online help and an FAQ page are available at the D-Scholarship@Pitt website.

Find out more at ULS Support for Research Data Management. You can view details about managing your data throughout the research lifecycle at Research Data Management @ Pitt. Contact us to ask a question, set up a consultation, or learn more about this available service.

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