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How To Select a Repository for Your Data

As more funders and publishers are now mandating data sharing in repositories, the process of identifying the appropriate repository for your specific data types can feel overwhelming.

Join Sarah Swanz from University Libraries and Seonyoung Kim from Becker Medical Library for an informative session on choosing a repository for your data types and how to properly prepare your data and associated documents for submission into data repositories.

They will lead a comprehensive review of essential characteristics for a data repository to meet funder or publisher requirements and discuss key considerations for selecting one. Gain insights into different repository types—domain-specific, institutional, and generalist and how to choose the most suitable repository for your data. Learn step-by-step how to deposit your data into WashU’s institutional repositories, WURD and Digital Commons Data@Becker. Join us to acquire the necessary guidance for successfully navigating this process.

Free and open to all, registration requested for Zoom link.

Presented by Becker Medical Library, Washington University Libraries, and the Institute for Informatics, Data Science & Biostatistics (I2DB).

Presenter Bios:

Seonyoung Kim is a Senior Support Scientist at Bernard Becker Medical Library’s Data Management and Sharing Group. She provides DMS consultation services, including DMS Plan review, Repository Selection, Data Curation, Data Management and Sharing, and Data Interview. She is responsible for writing DMS-related blog posts, maintaining the BeckerDMS website, and curating content for Becker DMS newsletters. She has over 25 years of experience working in academic and industry research lab settings. She holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and an MS/BS in Chemistry from Seoul National University.

Sarah Swanz is the Digital Humanities librarian and Data Curator for deposits into WashU Research Data. Before working in Data Services, Sarah joined the Libraries in 2021 as the Repository Manager responsible for Open Scholarship, the institutional repository. Sarah also worked as the Librarian for Digital Media and Publishing at Vanderbilt University Libraries. Prior to her library career, Sarah was a lawyer for 15 years. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, a J.D. and L.L.M. from Duke University, and M.S. in Information with a concentration in digital humanities from the University of Michigan School of Information.

About Love Data Week

During Love Data Week we celebrate all things data, sharing resources and making connections to help ensure that all students and scholars at WashU are able to access, analyze, and utilize data.