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Get published! Researcher Support can assist with research dissemination and traditional publication. If you are a new author, get help choosing the right venue for your work. Experienced authors can benefit from insight into intellectual property rights and ways that ensure maximum impact for any research publication.

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KEEP ASU's Institutional Repository

The new and improved home for the preservation of scholarship produced by ASU faculty, staff, and students.

ASU Library's KEEP digital repository helps the university achieve its mission of becoming a leading global center for interdisciplinary research, discovery, and development, by providing a secure place for research outputs to be collated, stewarded, and preserved for long term access. As such, KEEP is home to scholarly materials that support, engage, and inspire the Arizona State University community.

Find and submit open access articles, collaborative research projects, musical performances, theses and dissertations, and more!  KEEP provides an open access platform for the broad dissemination of your scholarly work. Share and get credit for your work. Additionally, posting your scholarly works in the repository complies with ASU's Open Access Policy and helps meet many funding agency articles or data sharing policies.

KEEP creates a whole new experience, with an improved user interface and enhanced metadata, increasing user access and discovery to your work.  Members of the ASU community are encouraged to sign in to access additional content that may not be publicly available. See About KEEP, the ASU Digital Repository Services guide for information on our services, collection scope, and how to use our repositories to access ASU-produced research and our unique collections.

ASU DATAVERSE Research Data Repository Service

Share, publish, and archive your data. Find and cite data across all research fields in ASU's new interdisciplinary research data repository powered by Dataverse an open-source research data repository software that allows researchers to share, preserve, cite, explore, and analyze research data.

ASU Dataverse landing page screen shot ASU Library's research data repository (powered by Harvard’s Dataverse software) helps ASU-affiliated researchers meet funder, publisher, and institutional requirements to make research data accessible and discoverable. Dataverse works in concert with the ASU Digital Repository ecosystem to present a more complete picture of ASU’s scholarly activities.

  • Make research data available to others and allow for the replication of others' work more easily.
  • Link your research datasets and supplementary materials to your articles and institutional repository submissions.
  • Write Dataverse into your proposal data management plan with the DMPTool. (Use 'institutional sign in' and select Arizona State University)

Who can deposit data to ASU Dataverse? Submission of datasets is limited to ASU-affiliated projects and people with active ASURITE accounts.

What do we consider research data?  Quantitative in the form of spatial and tabular files, remoting sensing output. Qualitative information such as documentation, interviews, and survey results. Supplementary information including photos, digitized physical samples, and recordings.

Where should I publish my data? There are many data repositories currently serving the research community and it is worth checking with your funding source to see if they have a preference for where the data are published and archived. You can identify a suitable disciplinary repository via the  Registry of Research Repositories, which hosts a searchable database of data repositories such as the disciplinary repositories noted below. If there is no specific requirement, make your datasets accessible and discoverable in ASU Dataverse.

See the ASU Dataverse guide for more information.

Disciplinary Research Data Repositories

In many cases, you will need to work with a subject-specific or disciplinary-based repository due to funder, or publisher mandates. It's also a good idea to have your data where your community will find it. You can identify a suitable disciplinary repository via the Registry of Research Repositories, which hosts a searchable database of data repositories. See the Library's guide on Publishing Research Datasets in Disciplinary Repositories for more tips and information. You also don't have to look too far as ASU has some local support to help you. 

Social Sciences data

ICPSR Sharing data to advance science

Liaison Librarian Mimmo Bonanni is your official Designated Representative (DR) for the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), an organization comprised of member institutions to acquire, preserve, and making available social science data.

Mimmo promotes the effective use of quantitative data within ASU, including the data holdings at ICPSR. He is available to meet with you by appointment and provide assistance in finding, accessing, and analyzing ICPSR data, including assistance with creating accounts, ICPSR services and policy, and information about data deposits. Request a consultation and ask for ICPSR support.

Archaeological data

tDAR The Digital Archaeological Record: A Service of Digital Antiquity

The Digital Archaeological Record (tDAR) is an international archaeological digital archive and repository by the Center for Digital Antiquity. tDAR broadens access to archaeological data through a simple search and browse functionality and is dedicated to ensuring the long-term preservation of digital archaeological data. Researchers can contribute documents, data sets, images, and other critical archaeological materials.

Ecological data

LTER Network

The Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) project, one of 28 sites in the LTER network funded by the National Science Foundation, studies the ecology of the greater Phoenix metropolitan area and surrounding Sonoran desert region. All data sets from the project are published and shared in the CAP LTER Data repository unless limited by either privacy or license restrictions. See Publishing Data for information about uploading and publishing CAP LTER products.