Data Search Engines

Sites to Find Data

Considerations for Publishing Data

Data repositories are great ways to promote access and collaboration across the scholarly communities, but it can be hard to know where to publish your dataset. 

To help, consider the FAIR guidelines when choosing which data repository is right for your data:

  • (F)indable: (meta)data should be easy to find for both humans and computers
  • (A)ccessible: The user needs to know how the data can be accessed, possibly including authentication and authorization
  • (I)nteroperable: The data usually needs to be integrated by other data and the data needs to interoperate with applications or workflows for analysis, storage and processing
  • (R)esuable: (Meta)data should be well-described so they can be replicated and/or combined in different setting

Source: FAIR Principles