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Data Management Planning


Special thanks to NMSU for sharing their resources.

Also, please take a look at the UNM main guide for NIH Data Management and Sharing support.

Data should be deposited into a data repository or archive for long-term preservation. 
Use these directories to find a repository for your data or check out either the general data repositories or the discipline-specific ones below. 

Repository Finder - Helps you find an appropriate repository to deposit your research data - Search this registry of repositories to find a good fit for your data

OpenDOAR - "OpenDOAR is the quality-assured, global Directory of Open Access Repositories. You can search and browse through thousands of registered repositories based on a range of features, such as location, software or type of material held." 

Open Access Directory's list of disciplinary repositories


NIH-supported data repositories. List maintained by the Trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee (BMIC).

PLOS recommended repositories - PLOS journal recommendations for general and discipline-specific data repositories.

Scientific Data recommended repositories - Recommendations for general and discipline-specific data repositories. Nature Publishing Group.


General Data Repositories

The following data repositories accept submissions from any discipline. To find discipline-specific repository options, see the Disciplinary Repositories list below. 

  • Dryad Digital Repository
    • A curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types. NMSU is a Dryad member. See Dryad page for more details.
  • FigShare
    • "A repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. figshare features aim to help you organize your research and get as much impact for it as possible, without adding time or effort to your day."
  • Harvard Dataverse
    • “Harvard Dataverse is a free data repository open to all researchers from any discipline, both inside and outside of the Harvard community, where you can share, archive, cite, access, and explore research data. You can open your data to the general public, or restrict access and define customizable terms of use.”
  • Mendeley Data
    • "Mendeley Data is an open research data repository, where researchers can upload and share their research data. Datasets can be shared privately amongst individuals, as well as published to share with the world. Search 26+ million datasets from domain-specific and cross-domain repositories."
  • Open Science Framework (OSF)
    • "OSF is a free and open source project management tool that supports researchers throughout their entire project lifecycle. As a collaboration tool, OSF helps research teams work on projects privately or make the entire project publicly accessible for broad dissemination. As a workflow system, OSF enables connections to the many products researchers already use, streamlining their process and increasing efficiency."
  • Zenodo
    • "An open repository for all scholarship, enabling researchers from all disciplines to share and preserve their research outputs, regardless of size or format. Free to upload and free to access, Zenodo makes scientific outputs of all kinds citable, shareable and discoverable for the long term"

Generalist Repository Comparison Chart

Health Sciences

Google Data Search

Google Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across thousands of repositories on the Web, making these datasets universally accessible and useful.