An effective way to make your data accessible is to store it in a repository. A repository can refer to any storage service that offers a mechanism for managing and storing digital content, where users can upload and download their data, and make it accessible and discoverable.
Benefits of digital repositories include:
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 properly organized and labeled, and then simply upload your data/supplements to a data repository. You can:
General considerations when deciding where to deposit your data
First, check funder or journal requirements for recommended or preferred repositor/ies
Repository Directories and Lists
Sample Discipline-Specific Repositories
UVA Data Repositories
You can deposit your data in UVA's data repository, LibraData, and also in a generalist or discipline-based repository (see below).
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 Data Repositories
These Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) includes six 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: