Data Policies and Collection Plans


iUTAH EPSCoR was committed to an open data policy to maximize the impact and broad use of datasets collected within iUTAH facilities and by iUTAH research teams. To define procedures for publishing and sharing data, the cyberinfrastructure (CI) team worked with the iUTAH leadership to develop and implement a data policy for all datasets developed as part of or supported by iUTAH. The Data Policy specifies a data typology and timeframes for data and metadata submission and release. It also called for the submission of a Data Collection Plan for all data collection and creation efforts supported by iUTAH.


Utah Economics Video

View this presentation to learn more about how Cyberinfrastructure promotes the collaborative publication, interoperability, and reuse of iUTAH data and research products

Data Publication on HydroShare

iUTAH datasets are shared or published via HydroShare, an online, collaborative environment for sharing hydrologic data, models, and code. HydroShare supports formal publication of data and models and supports collaborative groups with both public and private sharing of resources. As one of the legacy outcomes of iUTAH, researchers can visit HydroSharecreate an account, join the iUTAH HydroShare Group, and submit a dataset or to view and access submitted resources after the projects end in 2018.


For more information on joining the iUTAH HydroShare Group, visit the tutorial videos that cover getting started, creating resources, and sharing and publication in HydroShare. View detailed instructions on Sharing/Publishing iUTAH Data and Models to HydroShare.


Data Collection Plans

For all data creation efforts executed with any funding from iUTAH (salary, travel, sampling, equipment purchase, etc.), a brief plan for data collection should have been approved by the Data Policy Committee prior to the onset of data collection/creation. Data Collection Plans were to include identification of the types of data to be created along with descriptions of methods, data formats, data access, and distribution. If you have any questions, please contact Amber Jones.


Data Management Policy Documents