Submissions (Research Data)

NC DOCKS is now partnering with UNC Chapel Hill's Odum Insititute to host research data. This partnership offers the following advantages

  • no cost to WCU faculty
  • integration with NC DOCKS
  • automatic indexing of tabular data
  • automatic conversion of tabular data to multiple formats
  • redundant, geographically distributed back ups
  • cross searchability with thousands of other datasets (primarily in the social sciences)
  • long term storage of your data
  • ability to control the degree of access others have to your data
  • ability to update datasets and keep track of multiple versions

Hunter Library believes that the NC DOCKS / Odum partnership will ably fulfill the data management plan requirements that are now commonly being mandated by granting agencies. For assistance in writing a data management plan, or with uploading your dataset to NC DOCKS / Odum, please contact your library liaison or Scottie Kapel,

Each data submission should be accompanied by the Odum Institute Data Archive Data Deposit Form.

For additional information on research data services, please visit the Data Management & Dissemination guide.