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Data Storage Sharing & Discovery

Data Storage and Archiving

Research Informatics provides guidance and direction for the data management and sharing plans in regard to the Institutional data repository management services for researchers.

Plan to preserve data in the short term to minimize potential losses (e.g., via accidents), and in the long term so that project stakeholders and others can access, interpret, and use the data in the future. Decide what data to preserve, where to preserve it, and what documentation needs to accompany the data.


KU Scholar Works (KUSW) is the institutional repository at the University of Kansas, Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Its aim is to centralize and provide persistent and reliable access to the research output, scholarship, and creative works of faculty, academic staff, and students at KU in addition to housing digital content from the University Archives. KUSW complements traditional publishing outlets by increasing access to the scholarly journal literature produced by KU researchers and by hosting journals edited by KU faculty and departments. As an evolving resource, an ongoing focus of the repository is to capture emerging research driven by the intellectual environment of the campus, in addition to providing access to documents that are of permanent value to the University.

KUMC & KU Digital Repositories

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Research Informatics

University of Kansas Medical Center
Research Informatics
Student Center, 3001C 
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City KS 66160 

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