1. Some agencies, policies, grants, or journals may specify or suggest where data should be deposited. Make sure the repository you plan to use complies with any policies applicable to your research.
2. Consider discipline-specific or research model-specific repositories
3. Turn to a general data repository if no discipline-specific or research model-specific one exists
This table lists NIH-supported data repositories that make data accessible for reuse. Most accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others), but some restrict data submission to only those researchers involved in a specific research network.
Find NSF data at data.gov
HHMI recommends depositing HHMI funded research into an appropriate disciplinary repository.
Scientific Data provides a list of disciplinary and open repositories evaluated to ensure that they meet the data access, preservation and stability requirements of Nature's Scientific Data journal.
PLOS has identified a set of established repositories below, which are recognized and trusted within their respective communities.
FAIRSharing provides a catalog of databases, described according to the BioDBcore guidelines, along with the standards used within them.