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.
This repository is based in Virginia, USA. You may choose the country in which to store your data. Public-facing data storage is free. Digital object identifiers are available (DOI). You may also use this to collaborate with colleagues at other institutions. Data may be uploaded and accessed in either private or public mode.
Zenodo is a general-purpose open-access repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN. It allows researchers to deposit research papers, data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artifacts. Free and highly used in European scientific communities.
The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes research data discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of data types.
Dryad originated from an initiative among a group of leading journals and scientific societies to adopt a joint data archiving policy (JDAP) for their publications and the recognition that open, easy-to-use, not-for-profit, community-governed data infrastructure was needed to support such a policy. Free to use; assigns DOIs.