Publication Services

Publication Metrics

Presentations and Publications

Selected Resources for Presentations and Publications 


Data Visualization

  • Consult with our Data Specialists to learn more about avoiding "chart junk" and creating visualization to properly convey the story of your data

Presentations and Posters



  • Preprints make your scientific manuscript publicly available through a dedicated preprint server prior to journal-managed peer review

Journal Selection

Data and Supplemental Material Repositories

Unique IDs for your Antibodies, Model Organisms, and Tools

Writing Assistance

  • UVA Writing Center - a writing resource staffed by graduate and undergraduate student tutors and available to all UVA students. See their page (locations include the School of Nursing)
  • Writing Coaches - Editage is a company that connects you to fee-based services for scientific writing and editing and translation. More advanced services like journal selection and research promotion.
  • Medical Illustration - Find a Medical Illustrator (Association of Medical Illustrators)
  • Artwork Preparation - Editage's Artwork Formatting - low cost service to meet technical artwork guidelines for journal manuscripts

Choosing a Repository

Selecting a Data Repository


An effective way to make your data accessible is to store it in a repository. In this case, a data repository refers to a storage service that offers a mechanism for managing and storing digital content, where users can upload final datasets to make them accessible and discoverable.

Benefits of digital repositories include:

  • Raise the impact of your research by allowing you to make data accessible to other researchers and scholars
  • Keep your data safe and readable in the long-term
  • Meet funder or publisher requirements

NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements

Get assistance with writing your plan for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy from our Guide.

Journal Sharing Requirements

To make your data/supplements available, first make sure that they are appropriate for sharing (e.g. de-identified if needed), and properly organized and labeled. Typically uploading datasets or supplements are straightforward. 

More general considerations when deciding where to deposit your data

  • Is the repository recommended by the publisher or funder?  If you are submitting your supplemental data in a journal article, you should check for the journal's data policy and data repositories specified therein
  • Is the repository recognized within the research field and/or a discipline-specific repository? Or, if none is available in your field, do you need a generalist repository?
  • Does the repository provide a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or other means for your data to be cited? 
  • Will the data be easy to find by other researches? Does the it metadata or other methods to describe your data?

Discipline-Specific Repositories

First, check your funder or journal requirements for recommended or preferred repositor/ies 

Repository Directories and Lists

Sample Discipline-Specific Repositories

General and Cross-Disciplinary Repositories

UVA Data Repository

NIH-affiliated Repositories

In general, NIH does not endorse any particular repository. Overall, NIH encourages researchers to select the repository that is most appropriate for their data type and discipline. This list of NIH-supported repositories provides examples of suitable repositories.

General (Multidisciplinary) Data Repositories 

The Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) includes seven established generalist repositories that will work together to establish consistent metadata, develop use cases for data sharing, train and educate researchers on FAIR data and the importance of data sharing, and more:

  • Dataverse - note that UVA's respository, LibraData, is a Dataverse
  • Dryad - well-established repository led by a nonprofit organization that (note there are Data Publishing Charges)
  • Figshare - accepts scholarly output including figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations and filesets 
  • Mendeley Data - a free cloud-based service run by Elsevier
  • Open Science Framework - open to many types of output
  • Vivli - a clinical research data sharing platform
  • Zenodo - a free cloud-based service based on the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN's) data repository platform

In addition to the above, NIH notes Synapse as an appropriate generalist repository:

  • Synapse - create a project and share your data to the public when ready
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