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:
Note: NIH is currently in the process of updating the NIH Sharing Policy and turning it into the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan. They are taking suggestions/comments from the public with regards to this policy. For more information you can access here. The current draft contains 3 documents:
Data Sharing Requirements from Publishers and Journals:
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
If you would like to make your data available, in addition to LibraData (UVA’s data repository), there are many data repositories to choose from:
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).
General Data Repositories
Check funder or journal requirements for recommended or preferred repositor/ies
For instance, there are a growing number of NIH-supported data repositories that make data accessible for reuse. NIH-funded researchers can deposit data into these repositories, however, some restrict data submission to only those researchers involved in a specific research network. See: NIH Data Sharing Repositories
Repository Directories and Lists
Sample Discipline-Specific Repositories