Long-term preservation is the ultimate goal for unique research data - the final stage in the data life cycle. Data repositories exist to collect and preserve scholarly information. Most institutional repositories, based in universities and other organizations, have preservation as an explicit component of their mission, and as such will handle many of the details above after the initial deposit of data.
In 2013, the Obama Administration Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memorandum mandating that federally funded research should be publicly available. Many other grant agencies have followed suit in the following years.
An open source web application to share, preserve, cite, explore and analyze research data. It facilitates making data available to others, and allows you to replicate others work. Researchers, data authors, publishers, data distributors, and affiliated institutions all receive appropriate credit.
A repository where users can make all of their research outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner. Allows users to upload any file format to be made visualizable in the browser so that figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, presentations, and filesets can be disseminated.
ICPSR stores, curates, and provides access to scientific data so others can reuse the data and validate research findings. Curation, from the Latin "to care," is the process that ICPSR uses to add value to data, maximize access, and ensure long-term preservation.
An open-access, peer-reviewed publication for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. Their primary article-type, the Data Descriptor, is designed to make your data more discoverable, interpretable and reusable.
This table lists NIH-supported data repositories that make data accessible for reuse. Most accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others), but some restrict data submission to only those researchers involved in a specific research network.