DataShare: Iowa State University's Open Data Repository

 Iowa State University: DataShare

Iowa State University's DataShare provides free and open access to research data produced by Iowa State researchers. It provides a safe and trusted way for ISU to share its research with the world.


Visit our sister-site to learn the details of how DataShare works.


Submit a data set disclsoure to publish on DataShare


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Why publish with DataShare?


Users discover your data published on DataShare through Google, library searches, and other search engines.

Stable and citable

All datasets in DataShare are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) which is a unique string of text and numbers that will link to your dataset no matter how many upgrades or server changes the repository goes through. Furthermore, DataShare is managed and mantained by the University Library which is dedicated to supporting and preserving the research and scholarship of the university.


All data in DataShare is examined by a librarian before it's published. This step takes a little bit of extra time but it's worth it as it: librarians will help you correct errors and create documentation to ensure your data can be found, preserved, and reused.

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