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Research Data Management

General information on research data management at the University of Calgary

PRISM Dataverse: The University of Calgary's Data Repository

Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) - A national repository for larger datasets, managed by the Canadian Association of Research Libraries' Portage Network

Disciplinary Repositories

You may find that a disciplinary repository designed with your discipline's specific data needs is a better fit for your data. 

Directories of disciplinary repositories A selection of popular disciplinary repositories
  • a comprehensive listing of disciplinary and institutional repositories to host and share research data. Use the Repository Finder tool to do a more focused search for an appropriate repository.
  • CoreTrustSeal List of Certified Repositories: a list of repositories that been certified by CoreTrustSeal or a similar organization. Certification indicates that a repository meets certain criteria for trustworthiness and long-term sustainability.

    Most repositories are not certified, so while certification is an indicator of quality, the lack of it does not necessarily indicate that a repository should not be used.
  • Nature Scientific Data - Recommended Data Repositories
  • Dryad - frequently used for scientific and medical publications                         
  • ICPSR - a repository commonly used for social sciences data
  • Figshare - a general purpose repository often used in partnership w/ PLOS publications.
  • NCBI Gene - repository for genetic information, managed by the United States' National Center for Biotechnology Information.
  • OMERO for Scientists - for microscopy data
  • Open Science Framework - OSF offers researchers an active data and project management platform, as well as a repository for data sharing. The service is free of charge.
  • PANGAEA - data from earth and life sciences.
  • RCSB Protein Data Bank - data repository for the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids.
  • SIMBAD (Set of Identification Measurements, and Biliography for Astronomical Data) - observational data on astronomical objects that are located outside our solar system.
  • SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) - covers data and publications in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Physics.
  • Zenodo - a repository associated with CERN that is open to research outputs from all fields of science.

A repository should follow the FAIR Principles: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.                            

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