Research Data Toolkit

Consulting

Storage/Preservation/Curation Services on Campus

Explanation of categories

Carolina Digital Repository (CDR)
Storage Term LONG
Deposit Agreement Required? YES
Copyright Transfer Required? NO
Cost FREE
Self-/Mediated-Deposit? MEDIATED
Dryad
Storage Term LONG
Deposit Agreement Required? No agreement required, but all authors must agree to release the data under Creative Commons Zero (CC0) waiver, which essentially states that others can use the data for any purpose. According to scientific norms, others who use your data are still obligated to cite you as the original creator of the data.
Copyright Transfer Required? NO
Cost Individual authors who do not fall under an existing organizational payment plan (e.g., via their professional society or journal) are charged a modest Data Publishing Charge (DPC).  Waivers are available upon request to researchers based in countries classified by the World Bank as low-income or lower-middle-income economies.
Self-/Mediated-Deposit? SELF
ITS Research Computing
Storage Term BOTH SHORT & LONG
Deposit Agreement Required? NO
Copyright Transfer Required? NO
Cost For a 3-year term, $620 per TB after first 100 GB
Self-/Mediated-Deposit? SELF
Mass storage services can be integrated with iRods.
Odum Institute for Research in the Social Sciences
Storage Term BOTH SHORT & LONG
Deposit Agreement Required? YES
Copyright Transfer Required? NO
Cost FREE
Self-/Mediated-Deposit? BOTH SELF & MEDIATED

Explanation of Categories Used for Repository Profiles

Storage Term - Used to indicate whether repositories provide short- or long-term storage. Each repository's definition of "short" and "long" may vary.

Deposit Agreement Requ'd? - Many repositories require that depositers confirm the specifics of how the repository will handle their materials prior to deposit. If a repository does require a deposit agreement, researchers cannot list the repository in their data management plan until that agreement has been signed.

Copyright Transfer Requ'd? - While copyright transfer is required by many publishers, not many repositories will require this. However, they may require the right to distribute the material if it is to be made publicly available.

Cost? - This field is intended to indicate primarily whether the service is FREE or has a cost (YES). Researchers should check with that repository for specific rate information. NOTE: Even free services may not be free if a project is truly huge.

Self-/Mediated-Deposit? - This is to indicate whether researchers will need to input their own data and create their own metadata, or if the ingest process is mediated by a staff member. Self-deposit systems typically have some kind of template to guide researchers through the process