Research data policies

Generalist repositories

In areas where well-established subject or data-type specific repositories exist, we ask authors to submit their data to the appropriate resources. If there are no discipline-specific repositories suitable for your data, we are glad to support the use of generalist repositories. 

The example generalist repositories listed below are able to accept data from all researchers, regardless of location or funding source. If your institution, funder, project, or nation has its own generalist data repository, you may wish to use this instead. Authors may also wish to explore repository registries such as FAIRsharing.org and re3data.org.

Generalist repository examples

Dryad Digital Repository

figshare

Harvard Dataverse

Open Science Framework

Science Data Bank
Zenodo