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Discovering Dataverse Collection: Policies

An introduction to a new small-scale repository offered by the Library for faculty, staff, and graduate students who are interested in a place to store their research and make it available online.

General Policies

  • The Texas Tech University Dataverse is for the deposit of Texas Tech University researchers' data.
    • This may include tabular files, geospatial files, textual files, digital images, digital audio, and digital video. Other data types are also welcome. Open nonproprietary formats are encouraged for long-term archiving. A list of recommended formats is available in the Libraries' Data Management libguide.
    • Please submit scholarly publications, such as articles, books, reports, or working papers to Think Tech, to archive and share these documents. These materials can include links to supplementary data in the Texas Digital Repository or to other items in Think Tech.
  • Eligible depositors include Texas Tech University faculty members, researchers, enrolled students, and university employees. An active eraider is required.
  • Depositors may only submit original work to which they hold the copyright or have permission to deposit and which to the best of their knowledge will not infringe upon anyone's intellectual property rights.
  • Deposits should comply with Texas Tech University's Intellectual Property Rights (OP 74.04)
  • Deposits should comply with the Texas Data Repository Policies.
  • Deposits must not include personally identifiable information or confidential information, as defined in the Texas Data Repository Terms of Use.
  • The default data usage license agreement is Creative Commons Zero ("CC0") Public Domain Dedication.

The data repository has a limit of 4GB per file uploaded in a dataset. If you would like to upload a file larger than 4GB, please contact