Research data

Pricing for Research Data Support

Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find.  The standard price per dataset is €300/£265/US$340 plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. A “dataset” can include multiple files of multiple file types. A “dataset” is typically the collection of files that support a research project, study or publication. Storage for datasets up to 50GB is included in the standard price. 

We will introduce standard pricing for these services on 22nd March 2018 and any dataset submitted and accepted for curation after this date will be subject to fees.

For datasets larger than 50GB, additional storage fees will be charged. All prices are available in Euros, Sterling and US Dollars. Please contact us at researchdata@springernature.com before uploading datasets larger than 50GB.

What is included in the price?

The prices quoted include dedicated curation time from the Research Data Support team; feedback, advice and assistance from a professional Research Data Editor; coordination of data publication and/or embargoes if necessary; and the facilitation of corrections and amendments where applicable. An enhancement report describing checks and improvements made to the data will also be provided. Datasets are published in the Springer Nature figshare repository and will continue to be managed and preserved by the Springer Nature Research Data Support team.

Service Features

  • Advice on finding repositories and complying with policies
  • Check for presence of sensitive information
  • Advice on writing data availability statements and data citation
  • Ensure accessibility of files for end users
  • Easy upload to Springer Nature figshare repository
  • Ensure files match metadata and associated publications
  • Organise files into a logical structure and collections
  • Author lists matched to associated publications
  • Copy edit submitted metadata including titles and dataset description
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) generated for each dataset
  • Content categorised according to industry standard definitions
  • Datasets embargoes with private, anonymous access enabled
  • Link and synchronize dataset release to associated publications
  • Enhancement report and feedback from Research Data Editor

Frequently asked questions

When is payment due?

Payment is taken after the first round of curation has been completed, usually within five days from the date that the dataset was first submitted to the service. You will be asked to provide your billing details and you will be sent an invoice for payment. Payment must be made within 30 days of receiving the invoice.

What payment methods can I use?

When you have received your invoice, you can pay by credit card, bank transfer, or cheque.

My dataset is larger than 50GB, what are the additional costs?

The standard prices for additional storage are as follows, plus VAT or local taxes where applicable. These will be charged in addition to the standard Research Data Support pricing:

50 - 100 GB = €390/£330/US$500

101 - 250 GB = €775/£660/US$1,000

251 - 500 GB = €1,550/£1,320/US$2,000

501 - 750 GB = €2,325/£1,980/US$3,000

751GB - 1 TB = €3,105/£2,640/US$4,000

How do I use my resubmission code or token code?

If you have been provided with a resubmission or token code, you should enter this when you upload your dataset to the Springer Nature submission portal. If you have submitted your dataset but did not enter your resubmission code or token code in error, please contact researchdata@springernature.com.

Where can I access the terms and conditions for Research Data Support?

You can access the Research Data Support terms and conditions on our website, or please contact us at researchdata@springernature.com for more information.

Where can I find more information on Institutional Research Data Support?

More information on Institutional Research Data Support can be found on our website. For information on institutional pricing, or to discuss Institutional Research Data Support, please contact your local regional contact.