Penn State Data Management Plan Tutorial

5.2 Data Repositories

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As mentioned earlier, there may be data repositories suitable for the data that your project will produce. To find such repositories, you may wish to consult Databib - a growing list of repositories for research data primarily in the sciences and social sciences. Data sets stored in a disciplinary repository have some advantages, including a greater likelihood of discovery by other researchers. Another benefit to researchers in having your data made available in a repository is that it is more widely accessible and citable. Andrew Stephenson attests to the advantages of data repositories in the following video.


Link to YouTube video.

Examples of disciplinary data repositories:

For help in selecting the appropriate data repository for your data, consult the Libraries’ Data Management mailing list,