The Hive is a component of a suite of services provided by the J. Willard Marriott Library designed to broadly disseminate the intellectual contributions in research, teaching and creativity made by the University of Utah community and to ensure its longevity. Here you will find information on preparing, uploading and depositing your data.
Greater visibility of your research – By publishing your data in The Hive, others can use and cite your data in the same way they would cite your publications.
Meet funding agency and journal requirements – many funding agencies (like the National Science Foundation) and journals (like Nature and PLOS) require researchers to share their data. Include The Hive into your data management plan (DMP) to make your grant application more competitive!
Get credit for your work - Every dataset deposited to the Hive gets a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and suggested data citation, making it easier for others to use and cite your data or to link your data to your publications.
Fulfill University requirements – the University of Utah requires researchers to preserve their data for at least three years after the end of a project. The Hive will make sure your data is safely archived for a minimum of ten years.
Local Assistance – University of Utah data librarians can meet with you to prepare your data for deposit into The Hive. Contact us to set up a consultation.
It’s Free – there is no charge to deposit data into The Hive in most cases.
The Hive accepts research datasets from all disciplines created by at least one University of Utah student, faculty, or staff member. The Hive also accepts any files necessary to understand and interpret the research data like README files, protocols, codebooks, surveys, etc. The Hive is not the appropriate repository for publications, monographs, or non-data related forms of scholarship though we encourage you to link your data in The Hive to related publications!
The Hive is an open access repository and does not accept private datasets. When you upload data to The Hive, you have the option of placing a one-year embargo on your data to keep it private until you have published the results of your research. All data submitted to The Hive must be openly available within one year and shared under a Creative Commons license.
For “dark archive” options, talk to a Research Data Management Librarian. We may be able to help you locate private storage for your data.
Visit our Research Data Management Services or contact one of your University of Utah Research Data Management Librarians!