Data sharing made easier : use Repository Finder to find the right repository for your data

Publié le 21 septembre 2018, par Thérèse Hameau

« More and more funders and publishers require research data to be made available in appropriate repositories, but determining which repository to choose or what counts as an “appropriate repository” can take up a lot of time. What is a researcher to do ?

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To enable FAIR data sharing, data need to be deposited in a repository that is taking steps to make data as open and FAIR as possible. This is not clear-cut because at this time, there is no such thing as a FAIR stamp - although the CoreTrustSeal certification provides a good indication. Under the auspices of the Enabling FAIR Data Project, AGU, re3data, and DataCite therefore decided to develop a new tool to assist researchers in finding an appropriate repository for their data.

And so, at the second stakeholder meeting in Washington DC last week, we were pleased to announce the arrival of Repository Finder : https://repositoryfinder.datacite.org.

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