Data Management

Wondering how to comply with data-sharing mandates for grants and funders? Are researchers asking for ways to store their data? Are your centers and departments producing more and more data in hybrid formats? Digital Commons is a comprehensive hosted solution for storing, managing, and sharing data.

  • Unlimited storage (no additional costs)
  • Authorization and access-control tools
  • Fully hosted: no IT resources required
  • Support for all file types and formats
  • S3 cloud storage to address preservation needs

Media and file types for every researcher on campus

Faculty produce data in all shapes, sizes, and formats. We can handle whatever your researchers are working with: TIFF, .mov, .ark, .shp, and anything else you’ve got. Streaming audio and video, geo-location tools, and pan and zoom for images bring research data to life.

Easy upload

Give faculty an intuitive, easy-to-use interface to upload and manage their datasets directly. Digital Commons also provides tools for staff to upload and manage data files in bulk on researchers’ behalf.

See (and manage) how data is being used

When researchers publish data sets on Digital Commons, they get on-demand metrics about who’s looking at their data. Know some researchers who aren’t ready to publish their data but want to share it with collaborators? Digital Commons has settings to restrict access and manage levels of authorization.

Author Dashboard

Advanced tools for data publishing

License and copyright tools, customizable metadata, recommended citations, multiple display options, and persistent URLs ensure tailored curation and discoverability for all types of data—now and long into the future.