In general, data should be submitted to discipline-specific, community-recognised repositories where possible, or to generalist repositories if no suitable community resource is available.
This list is derived from Scientific Data’s recommended repository list. The list is also available in figshare for free reuse, with attribution, by others. Scientific Data is an open access data journal published by Springer Nature.
Authors should consult journal information for authors in case of more specific repository recommendations. Some Springer Nature journals, such as Human Genome Variation, maintain their own research data repositories.
This list is not currently comprehensive for all research disciplines. Researchers from disciplines such as Computer Science and the Humanities should also consult the global registry of research data repositories re3data.org, or consider one of the general repositories from the recommended repositories list, such as figshare.
If an author’s preferred repository is not listed below, in the first instance we encourage repository managers to investigate listing their repositories with re3data.org. Life sciences repositories should also be listed with Biosharing. For those that meet the criteria, they should apply for listing with Scientific Data.
See our data repositories FAQs for more information.