Storing & Sharing Data

Research data is frequently useful beyond the aims of the original researcher. Safely storing and sharing your data allows researchers to reproduce and build upon your work.

Dartmouth Policy on Data Retention

Dartmouth College has a comprehensive policy on data retention. Funding agencies can also have requirements, be sure to check. Please contact OSP, the Library, or email for specific advice on your project.


Data Citation Formatting
Recommended formats for data citation:

      Basic data citation
      Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Publisher. Identifier

      Data citation with resource type and identifier
      Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier

Licensing Your Data

Open data commons provides three licenses that you can apply to your data.

Individual consultations
We help faculty, student, and staff researchers store and preserve their research data. For help, email us at