This poster was presented at Open Repositories 2014, June 10-12, in Helsinki, Finland (


The Purdue University Research Repository (PURR, uses HUBzero to provide a free, online research data collaboration platform and data management service platform for the Purdue researcher community. Funding agencies like The National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, have begun requiring that researchers describe in their grant proposals how they will manage and share the data that will be produced in their research. The White House’s Office for Science and Technology Policy has also directed federally funded research agencies with research budgets over 100 million dollars to ensure that funding recipients make their research output free and accessible online. Purdue researchers can include PURR in their data management plans, invite collaborators to work with them in private projects on PURR, and publish datasets that can be cited using Digital Object Identifiers (DOI).

PURR is supported by a subject specialist librarian centered service model that hinges on the participation of subject­specialist librarians. Subject­specialist librarians interact with PURR at key junctures in the PURR workflow (data management planning, project creation, dataset publication, and End of Initial Commitment) to provide support in collaboration with the PURR’s Digital Data Repository Specialist, Metadata Specialist, Digital Archivist, and with faculty Data Services Specialists.

This poster will explore Purdue's data repository service model including its service definition, governance, roles and responsibilities, workflows, policies, and support, in addition to the functional role of HUBzero. The collaborative approach of the Purdue University Libraries, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Information Technology at Purdue in developing and maintaining PURR will also be presented. Support for the entire research data lifecycle – from the creation of datasets to their long­term digital preservation and eventual reuse – will be provided including an overview of the project functionality and dataset publication that was developed for PURR.


library science, data curation, institutional repositories, HUBzero

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