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Open Educational Resources (OERs): Open Access Data sites

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

Open Access Data

This page is copied from the Library's guide on Data Management. Its original purpose is to direct researchers to sites where they can archive their data. These sites can perform a secondary purpose: access to open data sets. 

Why Share Data?

Why Share Data?

  • Data is a public investment
  • Increasingly required by publishers
  • Required by government funding agencies
  • Informs new research; reduces duplication of effort
  • Maximizes transparency, accountability and scrutiny of research findings
  • Increases the impact and visibility of research
  • Provides credit to the researcher as a research output in its own right
  • Critical to the success of collaborative research
  • Provides resources for education and training

Search for a Data Repository

Finding a Repository for Your Data

If there is a repository for your discipline, then that should be your first choice for depositing your dataset in order to maximize its discoverability by others in your field. Some notable repositories are:

Social Sciences

Science and Engineering

If the repositories listed above are not appropriate for your field of study you may find your discipline's listed in the searchable catalog of research data repositories:

If you can't find a repository appropriate for your field of study or other constraints prevent you from depositing your data into a disciplinary repository, you can deposit it into PDXScholar. Even if you do deposit your data elsewhere, you should provide information in the form linked below to allow PDXScholar to provide another access point to your dataset.