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Data Management repositories


  • To search for suitable repositories, we recommend Re3data.

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


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

  • Data is automatically assigned a DOI, and it is possible to restrict access to data.
  • All datasets are automatically assigned the Creative Commons License CC0, but this can be deselected.
  • You can upload all file formats, up to 2.5 GB, and store up to 1 TB of data.
  • Dataverse guarantees long-term storage, although without explicitly specifying a time.
  • Read more about Dataverse


  • Figshare is a multi-disciplinary repository where researchers can make their data available. There is both a free version and the option of an institutional account
  • All file formats under 5 GB can be uploaded, and each account can hold 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 your data, however, the free version has a limited range of licensing available. The data is stored for the lifetime of the repository, and the business model guarantees a 10-year availability. It is possible to make the data confidential
  • Figshare follows the FAIR principles
  • Read more about Figshare

LOAR the Royal 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.
  • Researchers who upload data to LOAR are expected to do so under a Creative Commons license. Therefore, LOAR is not suitable for sensitive personal or copyrighted data.
  • You can store up to 10 GB of data free of charge for five years. If you need to store more than 10 GB, or if your data should be stored for more than five years, you can contact LOAR for pricing.
  • The Royal Danish Library provides support for users of LOAR.   


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


  • Zenodo is a general open access repository for data, software and publications for researchers who want to share their research results. It has been developed and is owned by CERN and is free of charge.
  • All file formats are accepted, and you can upload up to 50 GB per dataset. All data is assigned a DOI, and you can assign a license to your data. It is possible to upload data with limited access. Data is stored for the lifetime of the repository, and the program's lifetime is at least 20 years (from 2020).
  • Zenodo respects the FAIR principles.

Data Management and Open Science support

  • AU Library supports good data management practice at Aarhus University
  • The library offers support to researchers and students on the handling of research data, supervision, planning and sharing of data throughout the research process  

Need help?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the liason 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.