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Manage Your Research Data: Archive & Share Data

Resources to help you prepare your data for open access and archiving

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

Open Data

Open Data is an alternative to large data archives, which charges for access and storage. Open Data is the fundamental belief that free access to data allows great collaboration, transparency, and accountability, while also enabling and encouraging future research. In addition to propriety data repositories, research data can also be deposited  in open, freely-accessible repositories (including PDXScholar). This increases access to, and subsequent use of, research data.

Data Repositories at PSU

Search for a Data Repository

Open Data Resources

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. If you wish to add your work to PDXScholar, please  contact: