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Data Management: Data Repositories

Data Repositories

Data repositories exist to store, preserve, and provide access to your research data. Some data repositories have specific requirements before deposit, which can include:

  • Subject specificity
  • Open access permissions including re-use of data
  • Metadata

Be sure to check the policies and/or terms of service of a data repository regarding terms of access and data re-use before constructing your own permissions for your data set(s).


Examples of Disciplinary Data Repositories


Area/Subject Example Repository/Archive
Biological Sciences Dryad
Social Sciences ICPSR
Geography GeoCommons
Business World Bank Group Finances
Justice Administration National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Multidisciplinary data.gov
History History Data Service
Linguistics Open Language Archives Community
Literature Oxford Text Archive
Medicine NIH Data Sharing Repositories

Resources

Further resources to find general & subject-specific data repositories.

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