The CUHK is to establish an institutional data repository in summer 2021 with the open-sourced software Dataverse under the TRUST data repository principle: Transparency, Responsibility, User Focus, Sustainability, Technology. CUHK researchers and students can deposit their research data to the data repository in order to:
If you have to deposit your datasets before the CUHK Data Repository is ready, you may deposit your datasets in discipline-specific data repositories or general-purpose data repositories.
|Dryad||Biological sciences, basic and applied; a repository for datasets associated with published articles|
|GenBank||The NIH genetic sequence database, an annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences|
|ICPSR||Social sciences data|
|NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)||Climatic, geophysical and oceanographic data|
|Earth's frozen regions and their role in global climate|
|Open Context||Archeological data|
|Protein Data Bank||Worldwide repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules|
|QDR: Qualitative Data Repository||Social sciences data|
|tDAR||The Digital Archeological Record|
|UK Data Service||Social, economic and population data|
Grant agencies like National Science Foundation (NSF) demands a compulsory data deposit policy. Some funders require data to be deposited in specific data centers like ESRC and NERC. Advice should be sought from funders or grant agencies for the accessibility of datasets to fulfill their specific requirement.
When you choose an appropriate data repository, you may consider whether your publishers and collaborators have any requirements for data deposit. For example SpringerNature's Data Policies require authors to submit datasets to the recommended subject repositories.
Mendeley Data is the University of Manchester's recommended general-purpose research data repository where no discipline-specific solution is available. Figshare is a general-purpose data repository which allow researchers to freely deposit up to 20 GB (single file size limit of 5 GB) of data and request a DOI for citing the dataset. Zenodo is another choice of general-purpose data repository.