Data Repositories

Data repositories provide Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) allowing your research data to be discovered and cited in a simple and reproducible manner. At the least, the data repositories listed here provide the following:

  • Meta-data rich containers for research data
  • DOI for individual deposits
  • Controlled access, differs between service and may only apply to licensing of data

Some repositories provide the ability to version your deposit, i.e. if more data becomes available or a correction is identified you can simply create a new version of the DOI, for example dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.3761562.v101

See researchdata.ox.ac.uk for further advice on repository selection, or else  service.re3data.org/search for a global registry of data repositories. For information about connecting Shiny apps to these data repositories see this guide.

  ORA Figshare Zenodo
Provides DOI YES YES YES

Provides a versioning DOI

(i.e. doi.org/10.xxxx/figshare:xxxxxxxxx and doi.org/10.xxxx/figshare:xxxxxxxxx.v1, doi.org/10.xxxx/figshare:xxxxxxxxx.v3)

NO YES NO
Support Embargos YES YES YES
Maximum individual file size 2Gb 5Gb See https://zenodo.org/faq
Maximum total size of deposit 5Gb Unlimited (for public deposits, 20Gb for private deposits) 50Gb per dataset

 

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