An incomplete list of data repositories

Steve Simon


This is a partial list of data repositories where you can store the datasets associated with your peer-reviewed publications. I am interested in assistance with this webpage. In particular, some of the articles and website have annotations, but others still need them. Please see the “How can I help” section.

General overview articles

Antes AL, Walsh HA, Strait M, Hudson-Vitale CR, DuBois JM (2018). Examining Data Repository Guidelines for Qualitative Data Sharing. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 13(1), 61<U+FFFD>73. Available in html format or pdf format.

Barsh GS, Cooper GM, Copenhaver GP, Gibson G, McCarthy MI, Tang H, et al. (2015) PLOS Genetics Data Sharing Policy: In Pursuit of Functional Utility. PLoS Genet 11(12): e1005716. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005716. Available in html format or pdf format.

Federer LM, Belter CW, Joubert DJ, Livinski A, Lu Y-L, Snyders LN, et al. (2018) Data sharing in PLOS ONE: An analysis of Data Availability Statements. PLoS ONE 13(5): e0194768. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194768. Available in html format or pdf format.

Hrynaszkiewicz I, Khodiyar V, Hufton AL, Sansone S. Publishing descriptions of non-public clinical datasets: proposed guidance for researchers, repositories, editors and funding organisations. Res Integr Peer Rev 1, 6 (2016). Available in html fortmat or pdf format.

Wilkinson MD, Dumontier M, Aalbersberg IjJ, Appleton G, Axton M, Baak A, et al. The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship. Sci Data. 2016;3: 160018. pmid:26978244. Available in html format or pdf format.

Data sharing policies

Taylor & Francis. Available in html format.

Specific repositories

COVID-19 Data Repository. Available in html format.

DANS. Available in html format

DataHub. Available in html format

Dataverse. Crosas, M. For details, please see “The Dataverse Network: An Open-Source Application for Sharing, Discovering and Preserving Data”. D-Lib Mag 17 (1), p2 (2011).

Dryad. Available in html format. For details, please see White, H. C., Carrier, S., Thompson, A., Greenberg, J. & Scherle, R. The Dryad data repository: A Singapore framework metadata architecture in a DSpace environment. Univ. G<U+FFFD>ttingen, p157 (2008).

EUDat. For details, please see Lecarpentier, D. et al. EUDAT: A New Cross-Disciplinary Data Infrastructure for Science. Int. J. Digit. Curation 8, 279<U+FFFD>287 (2013).

Figshare. Available in html format

Mendeley Data. Available in html format

OSF. Available in html format

Qualitative Data Repository. Available in html format.

Zenodo. Available in html format

Martone, M. E. FORCE11: Building the Future for Research Communications and e-Scholarship. Bioscience 65, 635 (2015).

How can I help?

If you are aware of any general overview articles about data sharing repositories, please provide a bibliographic reference. I prefer articles that are freely available on the web, but if you find a good article that is behind a paywall, that is certainly acceptable. If you can provide a brief synopsis of this article, that would be appreciated. It should be more than just a paraphrase of the abstrct, please.

If you are aware of any specific data repositories, please provide a link. Describe how the site works with details such as what type of data they are looking for and whether they require a fee before submitting any datasets.

If you can send me the information in Markdown format, that would be greatly appreciated. If you are not familiar with Markdown format, take a look at the Markdown code that was used to produce this webpage.


Thanks to … for their assistance in developing this webpage.