The University of South Carolina does not currently have a system-wide, long-term archiving option for research data. However, many external disciplinary and general data repositories exist. If you want or need to share your research data, one of these might be a good fit.
These repositories are also good places to find datasets for re-use.
Information about data repositories from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine can be found
If a disciplinary repository does not exist for your data, consider a repository for general data. The following repositories accept data from all disciplines:
If you are using another researcher's dataset, it's important to cite it to give that producer credit. Citing data also simplifies access to data for re-use.
Elements of Data Citations:
Title of Dataset
Year of Publication
Publisher (usually the data repository where the dataset is housed)
Edition or Version
Access Information (URL or other persistent identifier)
A recommended format is:
Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Publisher. Identifier
or, if version and type of resource are available:
Creator (PublicationYear). Title. Version. Publisher. ResourceType. Identifier