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KiltHub accepts a wide range of research data and other scholarly outputs, and their related information and materials. All submissions made to the repository should be in a digital format.

Research Data
A dataset is typically a file or collection of files and its corresponding metadata. This metadata may include preservation and presentation information, as well as annotations and ancillary content that is associated with the data. KiltHub is limited in scope to data that are, or are associated with, the "raw" inputs to or outputs from research.

Scholarly Outputs
When evaluating scholarly outputs for inclusion in KiltHub, scholarly outputs should be broadly understood to mean the published or otherwise publicly presented outputs, created by individuals or units within Carnegie Mellon University in the course of their scholarly or professional work that represents the intellectual life and academic endeavor of the university, and may have enduring value.

There may be other repositories that are more appropriate for other formats and disciplines that may be out of scope or capabilities for KiltHub. KiltHub users may be referred to these repositories by the University Libraries based upon the submission review.

As the comprehensive institutional repository, KiltHub provides research collaboration and dissemination support for a wide range of born-digital and digitized research data and other scholarly outputs for CMU faculty, staff, and students, and their collaborators. Non-CMU collaborators may participate with KiltHub, but are required to have a minimum of one valid CMU user attributed as a creator, contributor, or coauthor for any valid submission. The University Libraries will vet all materials submitted to the repository for deposit.

Research data and scholarly outputs from all fields, subjects, and disciplines at Carnegie Mellon University may be deposited to KiltHub, provided the following conditions are met:

  • The work must be produced, submitted, or sponsored by a valid Carnegie Mellon University faculty members, researchers, staff, or student as previously stated in the collecting criteria.
  • The work must be scholarly, or research-oriented.
  • Data submitted should be complete and in it’s raw form.
  • The work must not be ephemeral; contributions are intended to be a permanent part of the repository.
  • The work must be in digital form (or convertible to digital form) and ready for public dissemination.
  • The author/copyright owner must be willing and able to grant Carnegie Mellon University the nonexclusive right to preserve and distribute the work in perpetuity.
  • If the work is part of a series, other appropriate digital works in that series should be contributed so that the corpus of material within that series can be made available as a series when and if possible.
  • The work must include appropriate documentation and descriptive metadata.
  • The work submitted is permissible according to the policies set by Carnegie Mellon University and the criteria and practices established for deposit by the University Libraries.
  • The work being submitted is permissible for public dissemination, access and reuse.
  • The depositor of the work must agree to the KiltHub Deposit Agreement and the Repository Terms and Conditions of Use and the repository privacy statement.

KiltHub accepts data and other scholarly materials in a wide range of formats. While we prefer formats that are open and non proprietary, we do accept proprietary formats that are widely used and recognized by the research communities that would be interested in those materials.

  • Research data on human or animal subjects or data that would be under the purview of the Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) that has not been approved by the IRB and/or IACUC for public dissemination.
  • Materials containing personally identifiable information that would prohibit public access.
  • Administrative materials, unless they are used for research purposes and the University Libraries has given prior consent to their inclusion into the repository.