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Bioinformatics: Depositing & sharing

A guide to library resources and tools for the Bioinformatics program at Northeastern.

Digital Repository Service

The Digital Repository Service is a secure repository system, designed to store and share scholarly, administrative, and archival materials from the Northeastern University community. It expands upon IRis, Northeastern's previous repository platform, which was first developed in 2005.

Anyone is welcome to use the DRS to discover publicly available content, like theses and dissertations or the University Archives and Special Collections Digital Collections.

Members of the Northeastern community are encouraged to sign in to access additional content that may not be publicly available, like photographs from the Office of Marketing and Communications or certain research materials.

There are several ways for DRS users to deposit material in the DRS. Northeastern faculty can sign in and start depositing right away, and departmental staff can contact DRS staff to get permission to start depositing on behalf of their department.

GEO - Gene Expression Omnibus

The Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) is a public repository that archives and freely distributes comprehensive sets of microarray, next-generation sequencing, and other forms of high-throughput functional genomic data submitted by the scientific community. In addition to data storage, a collection of web-based interfaces and applications are available to help users query and download the studies and gene expression patterns stored in GEO.

You can share your data with GEO if you wish. For more information about why, how, and when to submit your data to GEO, click here

DRS Quick Facts

  • 297,146 files
  • 2,486 communities and collections
  • 9,045 Northeastern faculty, staff, and student users
  • DRS files have been viewed, downloaded and streamed more than 6.9 million times
  • Approximately 2,000 daily unique visitors
  • Approximately 3,600 file views, downloads, and streams per day

Counts are accurate as of October 1, 2022.