Research data policies and services

Recommended Repositories

In general, data should be submitted to discipline-specific, community-recognised repository 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 GigaScience and Human Genome Variation, maintain their own research data repositories.

If an author’s preferred repository is not listed below we encourage repository managers to investigate listing their repositories with re3data.org in the first instance and, for those that meet the criteria, applying for listing with Scientific Data.

For more information browse our repositories FAQs.

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Biological sciences

Chemistry & chemical biology

Earth & environmental sciences

Generalist repositories

Health sciences

Physics, astrophysics & astronomy

Social science

Other repositories