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Data Management Plans: Submitting Data to MOspace Institutional Repository

What is MOspace Institutional Repository?

MOspace Institutional Repository is the digital institutional repository of the University of Missouri System and is a joint initiative of the University libraries, the Office of Library Systems, and the Division of Information Technology.

It is a permanent digital storehouse of research and knowledge focusing on works created by those connected with the University of Missouri.

Recent submissions to MOspace: Institutional Repository

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Data Archiving and MOspace Institutional Repository

Why use MOspace Institutional Repository for Data Archiving?

  • Permanent URL
  • Metadata assigned by MU Libraries
  • Multiple file formats accepted
  • Accessible throughout the world
  • Crawled by Google and other search engines
  • Commitment to preservation

Note that MOspace Institutional Repository is most appropriate for permanent storage of completed data sets (e.g., data sets that accompany journal articles). It is not the appropriate place for data in process.

So, what do I say about MOspace in my data managment plan?

Remember that DMPs are subject to peer review, so the nature of the plan will be specific to your project. If you will be using MOspace: Institutional Repository as part of your data archiving plan (and we encourage you to do so!), you can say something like the following:

"[X type of data] will be deposited in MOspace Institutional Repository, the University of Missouri's digital institutional repository. MOspace is based on MIT's DSpace technology and is a joint venture of the University of Missouri's Division of Information Technology and the University Libraries. MOspace items will include appropriate metadata and a permanent URL. Items will be freely available via the MOspace web site at https://mospace.umsystem.edu and will be searchable via Google and other search engines."

Contact MOspace

MOspace Institutional Repository
52 Ellis Library
mospace@missouri.edu
(573) 882-4656

More info: MOspace Institutional Repository Guide

Submitting Data to MOspace

Send an email to mospace@missouri.edu to start the process. Let us know:

  • Author name(s)
  • Project title and description
  • Types of file(s) you want to submit
  • Estimated file size
  • Special software needed to read the file(s)
  • If your data have been deposited in another repository (e.g. Dryad, DataONE, ICPSR)

The MOspace team will contact you about best ways to submit your data.

You can also submit your dataset and complete the required license online at: library.missouri.edu/secure/mospace/