Preservation portals

  • Databib is a searchable catalog/registry/directory/bibliography of research data repositories. Download the list as a Google Doc.
  • re3data.org: This registry allows the easy identification of appropriate research data repositories, both for data producers and users. The registry covers research data repositories from all academic disciplines. Information icons display the principal attributes of a repository, allowing users to identify the functionalities and qualities of a data repository. These attributes can be used for multi-faceted searches, for instance to find a repository for geoscience data using a Creative Commons licence. Repositories include:
  • University of California, Irvine. This guide is compiled by UCI Libraries’ bibliographers who serve on the Libraries’ Data Team
  • Research Data Canada is a collaborative effort to address the challenges and issues surrounding the access and preservation of data arising from Canadian research.
  • The African Development Bank (AfDB) has completed the network of Open Data Platforms in all 54 African countries. The Open Data Platform is part of the AfDB’s “Africa Information Highway” initiative aimed at improving data collection, management, and dissemination in Africa. It will allow open access to the data needed for managing and monitoring development results in African countries, including tracking progress on the MDGs. The Open Data Platform is a direct response to a number of important global and regional initiatives to scale up the availability of quality data on Africa and so foster evidence-based decision-making, public accountability, and good governance.

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