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Data management repositories

Here are a number of general and specific data repositories for storing and archiving data.


  • We recommend Re3data for searching for suitable repositories 

  • Re3data.org covers general and subject-specific repositories
  • Read more about Re3data


  • Harvard Dataverse is a free data repository for researchers from all disciplines

  • Datasets are automatically assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), and it is possible to restrict access to data
  • All datasets are automatically assigned a Creative Commons License CC0, but this can be deselected
  • You can upload any file format up to 2.5 GB and store up to 1 TB of data
  • Dataverse guarantees long-term storage, although without specifying how long
  • Read more about Dataverse


  • Figshare is a multi-disciplinary repository where researchers can make their data available. There is a free version as well as the possibility of an institutional account
  • All file formats up to 5 GB can be uploaded, and each account includes 20 GB
  • It is possible to assign a DOI to data and connect to ORCID, GitHub and DataCite
  • It is possible to assign a license to data, but in the free version there is a limited choice of license options. It is possible to make data confidential
  • Data is stored for the lifetime of the repository, and the business model guarantees 10 years availability
  • Figshare subscribes to the FAIR principles
  • Read more about Figshare

LOAR - Library Open Access Repository

  • The Library Open Access Repository (LOAR) is a repository for open data . LOAR was established in 2016 as a storage service for Danish research data
  • As a researcher, if you upload data to LOAR, it is expected that you do so under a Creative Commons license. Therefore, LOAR is not suitable for sensitive personal data or copyright data
  • In terms of price, at LORA you can store data up to 10 GB free of charge for five years. If the data exceeds 10 GB, or needs to be to be stored for more than five years, you can contact LOAR for prices
  • Det Kgl. Bibliotek (Royal Danish Library) provides support for LOAR users

Mendeley Data

  • Mendeley Data is a free repository for open data. Mendeley Data is owned by the publisher, Elsevier, and supports all data formats and disciplines
  • Datasets are assigned a DOI and a license. It is possible to make data confidential or to set an embargo period. Datasets are stored in the cloud and can be exchanged with an open API
  • Individual datasets up to 10 GB can be uploaded. Permanent long-term storage is guaranteed
  • Mendeley Data adheres to the FAIR principles


Journal publishers - collaborations with a select number of repositories

Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the liaison librarian associated with your field, who will be happy to assist you with your questions.

Alternatively, you are always welcome to contact your local library.