Two ways to share your data with PURR


Data stored on PURR

  • Make your data files open access and available for download on PURR's website
  • Receive a DOI
  • Get indexed on search engines
  • Track views and downloads and see who is citing your data
  • 10+ years of archival services
  • Meet funder requirements for data management and sharing


Data stored elsewhere

  • Request a citation for data stored on your server, website, or anywhere else
  • Request a DOI (optional)
  • Get indexed on search engines
  • Specify how your data can be accessed, requested, or purchased


PURR Gives You Options

You can fully publish your data on PURR and make your data files open access, or you can register your dataset and get a DOI but store your data files elsewhere.

Two Ways to Share Data

Publish your data on PURR and we will store, share, and archive your data for you. Register your dataset if you would rather manage your data files yourself but still get a DOI and citation.

Publish Your Data

Publishing is great for modestly sized datasets and grant funded research. Published datasets are open access and freely available on PURR for anyone to download. PURR will also archive your data for 10+ years.

Register Your Data

Registered datasets can be stored on your own server, website, or even in another repository. You can decide how and when to share your data, and PURR will provide a DOI, a citation, and search engine indexing.

Find the Right Fit for Your Data

Registration is great for big data, sensitive or restricted material, and even physical specimens. When you register data, PURR will help you create a custom data accessibility statement that articulates who can access your data and how.

Get Started

Visit our Help section for guides and tutorials on publishing and registering your data. Find out if your data meets the registration requirements. Go to one of your projects to start publishing data, or start registering a dataset now.

The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR) is a university core research facility provided by the Purdue University Libraries, the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, and Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP).