Geo data – support for researchers

Open Repositories

Types of Repositories

There are many kinds of repositories, they can host data, publications, or many other digital objects, and they can be managed by governments, academic institutions, research consortiums, or companies. 

If you want to publish your data in an online repository, your priority should be something like: 

  1. What is the data repository that is used in my field? For example, Pangaea  
  2. If that doesn’t exist, choose the institutional repository, in our case YoDa
  3. Otherwise publish in a generic data repository, such as DataCiteNL, Zenodo, FigShare. 

In academia many repositories host data and/or publications, Utrecht University has its own institutional repository, Yoda (link to Yoda page), which focuses on hosting research data. UU Geosciences researchers also participates in many other repositories, such as the Digital Archiving and Networking Services (DANS), and the European Plate Observation System (EPOS). 

In the faculty of Geosciences we have a directory of Geosciences repository on the intranet, it can be found at the following link:

Geoscience Repositories

What to Look for in a Repository

The repository should have the following: 

  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) link creation 
  • Long term stability  
  • 10 Years of storage for research data is recommended for research integrity.  
  • Metadata Support 
  • DataCite for generic data indexing
  • Field specific metadata 
  • Academic Field or Research Consortium supported 
  • Defined accepted open data formats 

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