The Illinois Data Bank is a public access repository for publishing research data from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
You are ready to deposit data if:
- your data is in a final state and not expected to undergo revisions.
- you have removed any private, confidential, or other legally protected information from your data.
- you are a faculty member, staff member, or graduate student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- you have permission to publicly distribute data from all creator(s) and/or copyright owner(s).
- is open to anyone in the world.
- receives a stable identifier (DOI) for easy reference and citation.
- is readily available for anyone to access for a minimum of 5 years.
- is located in a stable environment that complies with many funder and publisher requirements.
Statement of Commitment
The Illinois Data Bank's mission is to centralize, preserve, and provide persistent and reliable access to the research data created by affiliates of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, such as its faculty, academic staff, and graduate students. The Research Data Service at the University Library maintains and operates the Illinois Data Bank on behalf of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. The University Library has a long history of successfully supporting the preservation of and access to Illinois research outputs. The Illinois Data Bank operates within a robust policy framework that fully describes the University's commitment to providing persistent and reliable access to research data.
Sara BensonSara is a lawyer with ten years of experience teaching at at the University of Illinois College of Law. Prior to joining the College of Law, she worked both in a large international law firm and a small boutique non-profit law firm. Currently, Sara is the Copyright Librarian at the University Library at Urbana-Champaign. The ultimate goal of her research agenda is to shape the future of copyright policy by examining both on-the-ground practice in libraries and museums and the socio-political guiding principles behind such practices.
I deposited my data in the Illinois Data Bank so that I can link the data to my research article and make it easily accessible to other researchers in the field. Sharing data in the Illinois Data Bank is easy and helpful both to the researcher and to other colleagues in the field. I highly recommend others to share their data, too!