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Data Management: Data Repositories

Data Management Plans, Support, and Data Repository Recommendations

ECU Repositories

The ScholarShip, ECU's Institutional Repository: a digital archive for the scholarly output of the ECU community.

DataVerse: intended for open access datasets

Project REDCap: for health research and quality improvement studies. Contact the ITCS Help Desk for a REDCap account after your IRB approval.

Note: when you are ready to deposit to The ScholarShip or DataVerse, contact Jeanne Hoover or Marlena Barber.

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Selected Data Repositories

  • DataONE: DataONE is an international federation of data repositories containing earth observations data, including data from fields such as ecology, biology, evolution, and environmental sciences such as hydrology, oceanography, and atmospheric science. DataONE is a federation with participation from hundreds of field stations, universities, and government agencies through the DataONE Member Nodes.
  • Dryad Digital Repository: Dryad is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad has integrated data submission for a growing list of journals; submission of data from other publications is also welcome.
  • Institute of Education Sciences: The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is committed to advancing education research through the sharing of scientific data collected through its grant-funded research programs. Data sharing provides opportunities for other researchers to review, confirm or challenge study findings, which is an important aspect of the scientific process.
  • figshare: figshare allows researchers to publish all of their data in a citable, searchable and sharable manner. Up to 1GB of private storage and unlimited public storage are available. Produced by Digital Science, a subsidiary of MacMillan Science. 
  • GitHub: GitHub keeps your public and private code available, secure, and backed up.
  • ICPSR: ECU is a member institution of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, so researchers may contribute to this social sciences data repository.
  • National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI):  NCBI is a division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) providing a national resource for molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetic information.