Select a repository
Need help selecting a repository? Here are some general guidelines:
A wide variety of institution-based and discipline-specific repositories exist for digital data. Characteristics of the repository you'll want to consider include:
- The data is persistent
- The data is searchable and browsable
- The data can be retrieved/downloaded easily
- The data can be cited
- The repository is open-access
Select a data repository most appropriate for the type of data you generate and for the audience that will make use of the data. If both a discipline-specific repository and an institution-based one exist for your data, then consider depositing in both locations to maximize discovery.
Some examples of discipline-specific repositories include:
Many more data repositories are available online than can be listed here. Consult re3data.org, an external resource, for an extensive list of discipline-specific repositories.