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Research Data Management: Data Discovery

This guide will assist researchers in planning for the various stages of managing their research data and in preparing data management plans required with funding proposals.

Dataset Directories

Find relevant datasets for use in your research.

(Many also serve as repositories if you are interested in a place to deposit and share your own research data.)

re3data - A global registry of research data repositories covering a wide variety of academic subjects in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Open Access Directory of Data Repositories - Lists of open access data repositories for a wide range of subject areas.


Mendeley Data is an open research data repository, where researchers can upload and share their research data. Datasets can be shared privately amongst individuals, as well as published to share with the world. Sharing research data is important for science as it enables data reuse and supports reproducibility of studies. Sharing data is also a fantastic way for you as a researcher, to gain exposure for your research outputs, as every dataset has a DOI and can be cited.

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