There is increasingly more demand for the data sets that underline research to be available. Funding agencies are requiring that research data be preserved, discoverable, accessible, and reusable. Journal publishers are also asking that the data sets that support the research findings in a paper be made available. As a way to address, data sets [no larger than 5GB per file] may be uploaded into INDIGO. Since you start with 2GB, you will need to submit a request to increase your total space allotment (not to exceed 10 GB).
If you have sensitive data, INDIGO is not an appropriate place for the data. However, you may create a metadata only record, which will allow you to make know you have data that others can request from you for re-use, with the correct security and credentials. Please see Metadata Only Records for additional requirements for metadata only records.
INDIGO can be used for data storage and data discovery
Regardless of whether you store your data directly in INDIGO or create a meta-data only record in INDIGO, please prepare Readme and data dictionary files as appropriate to facilitate the re-use of data. See below for more information.
MyActivities: For faculty with a MyActivities account, depositing data in INDIGO or creating a metadata only record in INDIGO will also create a Dataset record in MyActivities in Scholarly & Creative Works so you don't need to re-enter the information. Alternatively, if you have entered the information in MyActivities, you can click the Deposit button next to the record to upload the dataset into INDIGO.
UIC has several options for storing data. Please see the Data Storage Finder UIC for more details. INDIGO is appropriate for small data sets that do not contain sensitive or private information. INDIGO does allow the creation of metadata only records in order to share the availability of large data sets or data sets that contain sensitive information. The metadata only record would provide information about the limitations or the data and the appropriate requirements required for data reuse (i.e. IRB approval)
Please note there are many data repositories available, including subject discipline repositories which may be more appropriate for your data. Consult the Registry of Research Data Repositories (https://www.re3data.org/) to explore other options for depositing your research data.
Research data from all fields, subjects, and disciplines at the University of Illinois at Chicago may be published and/or archived in INDIGO, provided the following conditions are met:
Please email email@example.com prior to writing the use of INDIGO into your grant data management plan to confirm there will be enough space available for your data and if INDIGO is appropriate.
To obtain a DOI for the dataset prior to the journal article being published, without formally publishing the data do the following:
Having trouble with the INDIGO website? Email INDIGO@uic.edu
Need to increase your INDIGO space quota? Email INDIGO@uic.edu
Have a question about data management or documentation? Email LIB-DATA@uic.edu to ask a question or request a consultation with one of our librarians.
Learn more about data management at: https://researchguides.uic.edu/dataplans