Data sharing made easier: use Repository Finder to find the right repository for your data

« More and more funders and publishers require research data to be made available in appropriate repositories, but determining which repository to choose or what counts as an “appropriate repository” can take up a lot of time. What is a researcher to do?

Last year the American Geophysical Union (AGU) convened representatives of the international Earth, space and environmental science community to work on the Enabling FAIR Data project. In this project, standards are developed that will connect researchers, publishers, and data repositories to enable FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) data on a large scale. (…)

Under the auspices of the Enabling FAIR Data Project, AGU, re3data, and DataCite therefore decided to develop a new tool to assist researchers in finding an appropriate repository for their data.

And so, at the second stakeholder meeting in Washington DC last week, we were pleased to announce the arrival of Repository Finder:

Repository Finder allows researchers to search for repositories in which to deposit their data. For those who want guidance, Repository Finder offers a quick way to retrieve a set of results that meet the criteria recommended by the Enabling FAIR Data Project. These results will consist of repositories that are used by the community, provide open access to data, and use persistent identifiers. (…) »