About Deep Blue Data

The datasets that underlie research findings are increasingly in demand. Funding agencies require that research data be discoverable, accessible and preserved for future use. Publishers ask for data sets to be included alongside of publications as supplemental files to support research findings. Researchers seek out existing data sets to test out new theories or generate new discoveries.

In response, The University of Michigan Library has developed Deep Blue Data, a repository for sharing and archiving research data that were developed at the University of Michigan. Deep Blue Data is a component of a suite of services provided by the U-M Library designed to broadly disseminate the intellectual contributions in research, teaching and creativity made by the University of Michigan community and to ensure its longevity.

Why deposit in Deep Blue Data?

Share your data — Deep Blue Data provides a means for you to publish your data through a protected and secure repository, making your research more visible to the world.

Compliance with grant requirements — Depositing your data into Deep Blue Data enables you to demonstrate compliance with funding agency requirements to share and archive your data sets.

Get credit for your work — You can assign a Digital Object Identifier to your work upon deposit making it easier for people to cite your data set and provide proper attribution.

Preserve your data — The University of Michigan Library is committed to preserving the data sets deposited into Deep Blue Data. See File formats and Preservation for details.

It's Free — There is no charge to deposit data into the Deep Blue Data repository in most cases.

Local Assistance — Librarians can meet with you to help guide you in preparing your data set for deposit into Deep Blue Data. Contact Us to set up a consultation.

Who can deposit?

We welcome deposits from:

What kinds of data are accepted?

We accept:

Learn more about supported file formats and levels of preservation

We cannot accept:

Review our policy and terms of use for more details

What are the other requirements for depositing data?

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How to prepare your data