Recommended versus Certified Repositories : Mind the Gap

Data Science Journal. 16, p.42. | Published on 04 Sep 2017

Publié le 7 septembre 2017, par Thérèse Hameau


Researchers are increasingly required to make research data publicly available in data repositories. Although several organisations propose criteria to recommend and evaluate the quality of data repositories, there is no consensus of what constitutes a good data repository. In this paper, we investigate, first, which data repositories are recommended by various stakeholders (publishers, funders, and community organizations) and second, which repositories are certified by a number of organisations. We then compare these two lists of repositories, and the criteria for recommendation and certification...