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Reproducible Data Management

Information and resources for reproducible data management for the UCSF research community

How to find a research data repository

To find a data repository, we recommend you start by searching for one specific to your discipline, as these are designed with your community in mind. Below you will find links to NIH-sponsored repositories and guides from PLOS One, and Scientific Data.

Note that if you are working with sensitive data you should select a repository with options for access restrictions (see box below for examples)

Remember that you can always reach out to Ariel at ariel.deardorff@ucsf.edu for help locating a repository that is right for your data.

Dryad - UCSF's Open Data Repository

If there isn't a repository for your community or data type another option is to deposit your data into a generalist repository. UCSF is a member of the Dryad data repository, which is an excellent choice for data that can be made publicly available without restrictions.

Restricted Access Biomedical Data Repositories

The following research data repositories allow users to restrict access to their data. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Note that most of these repositories will require a signed data use agreement. UCSF researchers should work with UCSF Industry Contracts to evaluate and sign these agreements.

Restricted Access Social Science Data Repositories

The following research data repositories allow users to restrict access to their data. This is by no means a comprehensive list. Note that most of these repositories will require a signed data use agreement. UCSF researchers should work with UCSF Industry Contracts to evaluate and sign these agreements.