Data repositories

Open Access repositories in Slovakia can be found here.

There is ongoing project on setting up national Open Access repository.

Data repositories

NARCIS is the gateway that provides access to over 252,000 of scholarly datasets (March 2020) from researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes. DANS with the data archive EASY and 4TU.ResearchData provides durable storage and access to research data. These data sets are also made public by NARCIS.

Storage of research data during the research

In 2013 a number of Dutch universities, universities of applied sciences, and research institutes joined the DataverseNL, a partnership that jointly manages and deploys the Dataverse Network open source application for the archiving, citing and sharing of research data during the research by researchers themselves. The data management is in the hands of the institutions; DANS has been managing DataverseNL since May 2014.

Storage of research data after the research

DANS provides sustainable access to research data especially in the field of humanities and social sciences through EASY, an online archiving system. Researchers can use EASY to archive their own research data for the long term. Most data are open data or open after registration. 4TU.Centre for Research Data (4TU.ResearchData), a cooperation of TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, Wageningen University and Research Centre, and University of Twente, guarantees the storage, reuse and continuing accessibility of science and engineering research data.

Collaboration Research Data institutes

DANS, 4TU.ResearchData, and SURFsara have joined forces on sustainable data archiving within the Research Data Netherlands (RDNL) partnership. The partnership is also open to other parties.

More information

For more information on open data in the Netherlands see

Data Repositories

Much like with literature repositories, the German data repository landscape is both complex and highly federated. Many universities and research institutions control their own data repositories, which according to re3data there are over 400 such repositories in Germany. In April 2017, the German Council for Scientific Information Infrastructures (RfII) issued a discussion paper recommending the creation of a national research data infrastructure (NFDI) designed to link, augment and complement already existing infrastructures.

Data repositories

The publications produced from the projects supported by TUBITAK must be uploaded to TUBITAK Open Archive that provides service under the name Aperta . It is recommended that the research data of these publications should be open access.

TUBITAK has prepared the “Research Data Training Portal”where sample data management plans are shared to assist the researchers in data management and sharing.

Data repositories

Data Management Planning

The DMPbelgium Consortium provides to help write data management plans. KULeuven has its own platform.

Data repositories

The Registry of Research Data Repositories, lists 28 data repositories where Belgian institutions are involved. The complete list can be found on

Local governments as well as the federal government are in favour of Open Data and have put mandates in place to secure Open Access to government data. On the Open Data portal of the Flemish government, a large number of data sets are available to consult and reuse. Apart from the government and the repositories, there are various other projects and initiatives supporting, implementing and researching Open Data and its possibilities.

  • IMinds has a Big Data in Health project and a Linked Open Data Project supporting automatic linking and publishing of data.
  • Belgian Biodiversity Platform provides free access to biodiversity data pertaining to Belgium
  • INBO: manages or supports multiple databases and interactive applications concerning nature and ecosystems
Vliz: provides assistance, technologies and tools to scientists and policymakers to support marine data management.

Data repositories

In the 2010, within the RCAAP project activities it was produced a report on the subject of research data: "Open data Repositories: State of the Art". This study marked the beginning of the RCAAP intervention on the domain of data curation generated by research activities, its organization in scientific data repositories and their access. Besides collecting updated information on the subject and the most relevant initiatives related to the management and access to scientific data through repositories, the objective of this document was also to inform and guide the development of a pilot project repository of scientific data.
Currently, there are 51 scientific open access repositories in a production stage and aggregated in the national portal - RCAAP Portal. At local level, there are also known some initiatives and pilot projects regarding research data in early stages of development. See also: RCAAP (pilot) R3DATA.
There are some domain specific data repositories like, a portuguese e-infrastructure for biological data and the Portuguese ELIXIR node, that supports the national scientific system through best practices in data management and state of the art data analysis. It interfaces with both academia and industry, making research available for innovation, namely in sectors such as agro-food and forestry, sea, and health.
Other good example is PORTULAN CLARIN another infrastructure for Science and Technology of Language, which is include in the National Infrastructure Strategic Roadmap and part of the International Infrastructure CLARIN ERIC.
At the institutional level the implementation of these data management supporting infrastructures is still not very expressive, as we have been able to find out from the source of data repository registries in r3data. We point out the data repository of the University of Minho (DataRepositoriUM), recently presented early this year (February 2020), based on the dataverse software
Even so, there are some examples related to research data support, as for the development and training on how to better create a data management plan and all the steps to be taken along the research project and, some tools developed at the academia level, in order to better suit researchers in some specific areas. One example is the Dendro platform.
Another example came from Faculty of Social and Human Sciences - University of Lisbon where studies are in course,  either related to the study of supporting infrastructures on RDM for social sciences (DESIR project associated to the European infrastructure DARIAH ). The University of Aveiro is putting in place a strategy  to empower their staff, on a 1st level, with the necessary skills in order to provide a robust and knowledgeable answer to their research community experiences doubts and questions.
At a national level there’s a plan of action that is going to be discussed during the present year (2020),  in the 6th Research Data Management Fórum,  dedicated to the infrastructures of the national roadmap, aiming the national science and technology infrastructures, in order to strengthen national alignment with international initiatives in this area.

Data repositories

There are no significant advancements related to open research data. The only document supporting open access to the research data is the Open Access Declaration initiative (2012), pursuing the goal of broadest possible access to digital publication and research data. Although the Declaration was signed by 20 state ministries, there are no funders’ or institutions’ policies mandating open access to the research data.

Three institutions are actively engaged in open research data issues:

­  Ruđer Bošković Insitute (RBI) – as a NOAD in the OpenAIRE project RBI is providing researchers with necessary support and education related to the open research data enabled via ZENODO or other disciplinary repositories. RBI institutional repository FULIR has been upgraded to provide research data deposition, but these activities are still in the early phase.

­ Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb (FHSS) was participating in the open research data project like SERSCIDA, Seeds and CESSDA ERIC and organizing events on open research data. In 2019 the Croatian Social Science Data Archive was launched, and since Croatia has become a CESSDA member and FHSS service provider.

­  SRCE is developing DABAR infrastructure and enabling the deposition of the research data and promoting best practices in research data sharing as a Croatian National Research Data Alliance (RDA) node.

Data repositories

Since June 2020 there is a National repository for open access to scientific information. It is a cross-disciplinary repository administrated by NACID for scientific publications that are result from publicly funded research.

Bulgarian institutional repositories (all integrated with BPOS):

- Repository at IMI-BAS -

- Research at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”-

- Electronic Repository of Central Medical Library – Medical university Sofia

- Medical Academic Repository of MU-Varna -

- New Bulgarian University NBU Scholar Electronic Repository -

- Academic Research Repository at the Burgas Free University

Data repositories

Some Spanish universities and research institutions are taking steps forward related to research data both developing policies and infrastructure, but also designing new services to support researchers and fostering capacity building on librarians.

Particularly, Madroño is gathering their main services through their website InvestigaM, starting from the DMP tool Pagoda till their data repository e-Ciencia-datos. CSUC has also developed a tool to support the creation of DMPs Pla de Gestió de Dades de Recerca, besides a different set of guidelines to support researchers.

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) also provides data management services through Digital CSIC. At the moment there are 29 data repositories in Spain indexed at the database, and some universities and research centres are working to establish the best tools to manage and open up research data such as the INIA.

Additionally, national and international research infrastructures based in Spain are collecting and archiving datasets; data processing centres, such as Barcelona Supercomputing Center, is already an international centre of reference providing services related to open science. In some cases, the centres are dealing successfully with the challenges of open science, such as the data protection issues at CRG-Center for Genomic Regulation, European Genome-Phenome Archive at the CRG.

Data repositories

There are four national data centres registered in the re3data database. Two of these collect climate and environmental data (Environment Climate Data, ECDS and Bolin Centre Database), one is for the Life Sciences (National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS)), and one, the Swedish National Data Service (SND), is a service organisation for researchers within the Humanities, Social Sciences and Health Sciences. SND, hosted by Gothenburg University, is a national resource that facilitates access to new and existing research data from researchers in Sweden and internationally . SND also provides support to researchers in Sweden throughout the process of data management. Some of the HEIs like the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Lund University and Stockholm University, have already adopted or are planning to adopt a local strategy for managing and storing research data. Also, some HEIs are already using their local database or DiVA for storing small datasets.

Another national infrastructure for research data is SNIC, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing. SNIC provides resources and user support for large scale computation and data storage to meet the needs of researchers from all scientific disciplines and from all over Sweden. Also, SUNET, the Swedish University Computer Network, provides Swedish HEIs with access to national and international data communication, national academic identity infrastructure and related services. For instance, SUNET has signed a consortium agreement with ORCID Inc, so that all libraries and research organisations in Sweden have access to ORCID’s technical system.

Data repositories

Data repositories related to Finland in the registry


Data repositories

Luxembourg does not yet have a national data repository. Researchers are recommended to deposit their data on a subject-specific repository. You may search for a suitable one on the Registry of Research Data Repositories, Re3data. Alternatively, you may deposit your data in a general repository such as Zenodo.

Data repositories

Currently, 37 data repositories are listed in Re3Data filtering by country “Italy”. 19 are based in Italy, the remaining ones are run in collaboration with foreign organizations. Since 2018, three universities have adopted a dataverse based data repository.

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