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Research Data Management

Learn about best practices in research data management

Recommended Long Term Storage Data Repositories

The following repositories are available for long-term storage of science and social science data.  All of these repositories meet the requirements for long term storage of data in NSF Data Management Plans (DMP).  If you are funded by the NIH, you should check if there is a subject based repository where you are required to deposit your data (for example NIH Genome database for genomic research).  These repositories are where you will share your static data at the end of your research for long term preservation.  Long term preservation datasets should be in open, non-proprietary formats. The data should be accompanied by a READ ME file and a data dictionary explaining your data variables in detail.