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Open Repositories and Research Data   Tags: data, data_curation, data_management, digital_collections, grants  

Resources to find, manage, use, and share data and research. Please send me suggestions of resources to add!
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Find and share data by discipline

  • Simmons OA Data Repository Wiki  Icon
    This is a list of repositories and databases for open data.
  • SIMBAD Astronomical Database  
    ASTRONOMY - An astronomical database provides basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system.
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research  
    ATMOSPHERIC and OCEANOGRAPHIC SCIENCE - This 55-terabyte-and-growing archive, composed of more than 600 datasets, is made up of a high-quality collection of observations and analyzed atmospheric, oceanographic, and related data.
  • Protein Data Bank
    BIOLOGY - A Resource for Studying Biological Macromolecules. The PDB archive contains information about experimentally-determined structures of proteins, nucleic acids, and complex assemblies.
  • Protein knowledge base - UniProt  
    BIOLOGY - A comprehensive, high-quality and freely accessible resource of protein sequence and functional information.
  • PubChem  
    CHEMISTRY - BioAssay Database, Compounds Database, and Substances Database and structures from MIC Scientific.
    National Center for Biotechnology Information
    NLM | NIH | HHS
  • CAIDA: Cooperative Association of Internet Data Analysis
    COMPUTER SCIENCE - For the promotion of cooperative macroscopic measurement and analysis of Internet traffic and performance, collection of data for scientific analysis of network function.
    CAIDA collects several different data types at geographically and topologically diverse locations, and makes this data available to the research community to the extent possible while preserving the privacy of individuals and organizations who donate data or network access.
  • GEON  
    EARTH SCIENCE - Portal for sharing, publishing, and integrating data. Funded by NSF.
  • National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)  
    OCEANOGRAPHY - comprehensive sources of marine environmental data and information.
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)  
    SNOW and ICE - archives cryospheric data. NSIDC acknowledges all data providers in documentation, metadata (Directory Interchange Format (DIF)), and references, and is also willing to hold or restrict data distribution until providers publish.
    NASA and NSF
  • U of O list of data management repositories

Open Repository Indexes

SPARC Collected Repositories

Repository 66 - Repository Maps

Compiled by Stuart Lewis, University of Wales Aberystwyth, from repository lists offered by ROAR and OpenDOAR.

roar map

Data support

Resources to help in the interoperability and discovery of data.

  • BIOLOGY - protein: taxonomy, keywords
    TAXONOMY: organism names, we provide a selection of external links, organism strains and viral host information.
    KEYWORDS:Listed on categories and subsets.
    Data formats and codes. NODC Code lookup utilities (tools) - Country, Institution, Platform (Ships), Project, Person, Seaname.

Big Thanks and Suggestions

Many thanks to the UMinn Data Managment guides for a lot of the content here.

Please suggest resources to add to this guide and be sure to mention what catagory your suggestion falls under!


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