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Data Management

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
History History Data Service
Literature Oxford Text Archive
Medicine NIH Data Sharing Repositories


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