Policies for Digital Research Materials (Data & Supplemental files)

Before You Submit

WUSTL researchers may submit data to Open Scholarship subject to the following submission criteria:
  • Data must be authored by at least one Washington University in St. Louis researcher.
  • Data must be non-restricted data that DO NOT contain any private, confidential, or other legally protected information (e.g., personal identifiable information).
  • Data must be deposited for open access. Authors will have the option of restricting access for a maximum of two years.
  • Data are digital. If you are interested in learning more about creating a digital project or having your work digitized, please contact Digital Library Services.
  • Data must include adequate documentation describing the nature of the data at an appropriate level for purposes of reuse and discovery. Learn how to create well-documented data on our Data Management Research Guide or by contacting your subject librarian.
  • The data should be in a final or published state.
  • Data should consist of original and unique data that cannot be easily reproduced or acquired elsewhere.
Adapted from the University of Minnesota DRUM Policies and Terms.