Research data policies

Biological sciences

Imaging

Imaging repository examples
Image Data Resource
The Cancer Imaging Archive
SICAS Medical Image Repository
Coherent X-Ray Imaging Databank (CXIDB)
Cell Image Library

Nucleic acid sequence & Omics

Nucleic acid sequence data and metadata should follow the Genome Standards Consortium (GSC) guidance, which can be browsed at FAIRsharing GSC collection.

Data types

Repositories

DNA sequence data*

RNA sequence data*

Genome assembly data*

Any INSDC member repository

Genome Sequence Archive (GSA)

Genetic variation data

dbSNP (human variations less than 50bp)

dbVar (human variations greater than 50bp)

European Variation Archive (EVA) (all species)

Genome Sequence Archive for Human (human variation)

Functional genomics data

dbGAP

ClinVAR

The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA)

Gene expression data

Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)

ArrayExpress

* Novel DNA sequence, novel RNA sequence, and novel genome assembly data must be deposited to repositories that are part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Collaboration (INSDC), or those which are working towards INSDC inclusion (included in the table), unless there are privacy or ethics restrictions that prevent open sharing of such data. Novel DNA sequence, novel RNA sequence, and novel genome assembly data may in addition be deposited to any other repository (including regional or national repositories) as required.

Protein sequence

Protein sequence repository example

UniProtKB*

Molecular & supramolecular structure

Molecular & supramolecular structure repository examples
Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank (BMRB)

Coherent X-ray Imaging Data Bank (CXIDB)

Crystallography Open Database (COD)

Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB)

Protein Circular Dichroism Data Bank (PCDDB)
Structural Biology Data Grid

Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB)

Neuroscience

Neuroscience repository examples
G-Node

NeuroMorpho.org

OpenNeuro (formerly OpenfMRI)

Neuroimaging Informatics Tools and Resources Collaboratory (NITRC)
EBRAINS 

Metabolomics & Proteomics

We recommend the deposition and archiving of metabolomics data in line with the reporting standards and best practice as defined by the Metabolomics Society.

We recommend the submission of proteomics data to any of the ProteomeXchange Consortium repositories, and encourage authors to follow the data sharing standards defined by the HUPO Proteomics Standards Initiative.

Taxonomy & species diversity

Taxonomy & species diversity repository examples
Environment Data Initiative (formerly LTER Network Information System Data Portal)
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

KNB: The Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity

MorphoBank.org
Movebank Data Repository

NCBI Taxonomy*

*Curated resource which may not accept direct submission of data. Contact the database directly for further information.

Mathematical & modelling resources

Mathematical & modelling resources repository examples

BioModels Database

Kinetic Models of Biological Systems (KiMoSys)

The Network Data Exchange (NDEx)

Cytometry and Immunology

Cytometry & immunology repository examples

FlowRepository

ImmPort

Organism-focused resources

Organism-focused resource examples

Eukaryotic Pathogen Database Resources (EuPathDB)

FlyBase

Influenza Research Database

Mouse Genome Informatics (MGI)
WormBase
Rat Genome Database (RGD)

VectorBase

Xenbase

Zebrafish Model Organism Database (ZFIN)