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NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy

This guide provides a brief overview of the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy. For more information please visit https://sharing.nih.gov/

Repositories for Sharing Scientific Data

NIH encourages researchers to select the repository that is most appropriate for their data type and discipline. This guide includes links to NIH-supported Scientific Data Repositories, Generalist Repositories, Nature's Data Repository Guidance, and Repository Search Tools. Please use these resources to select a data repository which is most appropriate for your data.

NIH-supported Scientific Data Repositories

Generalist Repositories

Per the National Institutes of Health:

While NIH encourages the use of domain-specific repositories where possible, such repositories are not available for all datasets. When investigators cannot locate a repository for their discipline or the type of data they generate, a generalist repository can be a useful place to share data. Generalist repositories accept data regardless of data type, format, content, or disciplinary focus. NIH does not recommend a specific generalist repository and the list below, which is not exhaustive, is provided as a guide for locating generalist repositories.

Nature’s Data Repository Guidance

Repository Search Tools

Last updated on Oct 7, 2022 3:16 PM