Research data policies

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 Human Genome Variation, maintain their own research data repositories.

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Find the best repository for your data

Biological sciences

Chemistry and Chemical biology

Earth, Environmental and Space sciences

Generalist repositories

Health sciences

Materials science


Social science

Other repositories