Research data repositories
Digital Research data is best preserved and published using a research data repository. A repository is an online database service, an archive that manages the long-term storage and preservation of digital resources and provides a catalogue for discovery and access. Some funders provide data centres to preserve and publish research data from the projects they fund. If a repository is not specified by the funder, there are many discipline based data repositories established by research communities, where data may be deposited. Some journal publishers specify repositories in which data, code and supplementary materials may be deposited.
Most data repositories do not charge to deposit research data, though many require registration. Not all data repositories allow open access to their content. Some repositories are subscription services, many require registration of users, and most have access embargo arrangements, preventing access to data, at least until after publication of research articles. Similar arrangements may restrict access to sensitive data. Data repositories are of course the best source for published research data.
|Choosing a repository||
Choosing a repository
Registries of research data repositories:
There are many discipline specific repositories available, whilst some are multi-disciplinary such as:
|Research funder recommendations||
|Selected publisher recommendations||
ORDA is the University of Sheffield research data registry and repository. Publish and preserve your data using ORDA when no other repository is suitable. Register your data with ORDA if your data is published elsewhere.
For help in choosing a research data repository, see the DCC guide ‘Where to keep research data’
If you refer to or reuse data published in a repository, this will need to be cited correctly. For more information, see Citation and credit.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org