Weill Cornell Institutional Data Repository for Research (WIDRR)
A new National Institutes of Health (NIH) data management and sharing policy requires funded investigators to share appropriate research data according to FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), and is effective in January 2023. In response, Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Wood Library has developed a new tool named WIDRR – WCM Institutional Data Repository for Research - aimed at helping WCM researchers deposit their datasets in a local repository, so they are findable. WIDRR is used to deposit datasets for three milestones: 1) whenever a researcher publishes a paper, 2) when a researcher’s grant ends, or 3) when a Principal Investigator leaves the institution. The tool is built with Django web framework and based on a relational PostgreSQL database. It includes a 4-step wizard walking researchers through the deposit process. This tool is connected to the WCM Data Catalog and allows researchers to create a data catalog entry as they deposit (archive) their dataset. The data catalog entry displays the metadata associated with the dataset, allowing each dataset to be visible by the whole WCM community, thereby fostering the reuse of these datasets. This poster illustrates the infrastructure and workflow which enable WCM researchers to meet this new policy requirement.