Meta-listings of Research Data Repositories

By k.mcneill | November 13, 2013

Several organizations have begun compiling lists of repositories of research data.  These can be useful for researchers both to consider where to deposit their data, as well as for discovery for secondary data use.

DataBib

Tool to identify repositories of research data.  Users can search (including field-level searching) or browse by subject or title.  Each entry provides a description, standardized subjects, access, start date, and country, among other qualities.  Anyone is able to suggest or edit repository listings, which then are reviewed and committed by an editorial board.  This is the same list that is re-displayed on the DataCite web site.  Hosted by the Purdue University Libraries.

re3data.org

Project whose goal it is to create a global registry of research data repositories.  Database can be searched or browsed (by subject, content type, or country).  Each entry provides a description and is tagged with standardized subjects, content types, and countries, as well as information on institutions, terms/policies, and standards.  Managed by the re3data.org Project Consortium with initial funding from the German Research Foundation DFG.

Data repositories

Simple listing of repositories and databases for data.  Single page lists repositories by subject category and provides a brief description and links.   Users can add or annotate entries.  Part of the Open Access Directory, hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.