DATA REPOSITORIES

Dryad – a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. (Source)

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) – contains data about all types of life on Earth, published according to common data standards. (Source)

Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity (KNB) – a network for the discoverability, access, and interpretation of complex ecological data. (Source) (Source)

DataONE – a framework and infrastructure for Earth observational data. (Source)

figshare – a repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable, and discoverable manner. (Source)

Morphbank – an image database documenting a range of specimen-based research, including comparative anatomy and taxonomy. Funded by the National Science Foundation. (Source)

Morphobank – a web application for collaborative evolutionary research, specifically phylogenetic systematics or cladistics, involving morphology. (Source)

Genbank – the NIH sequence database comprising an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences. Part of the International Nucleotide Sequence Database Collaboration. (Source)

UniProt – Central repository of protein sequence and annotation data. (Source)

Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB) – Publicly available repository of macromolecular structural data. (Source)


A list of data repositories approved by F1000Research.

Map of Open Educational Resource Repositories – Map containing locations for items in the directory of Open Educational Resource Repositories. (Source)

Zenodo – An all-purpose free to use repository for all research outputs. DOIs and flexible licensing. (Source)

Open Science Framework – A tool created by the Center for Open Science for scientists. It is both a research and workflow management tool and open repository. Their goal is to link up the entire research ecosystem, from conception through publication. They give the user full control over the openness of their work and allow for the creation of registrations, which can be used when submitting registered reports. (Source)

re3data.org – a global registry of research data repositories from different academic disciplines. (Source)

Databib – a searchable registry of research data repositories (Source) [Note that the Databib and re3data.org registries will merch by the end of 2015]

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