Government agencies, Universities, and others are providing repositories to download and/or upload data. Repositories can help you with your research by
- Providing wider and faster dissemination of your data,
- Allowing you to find who is doing similar research so you can make new contacts for future collaboration,
- Avoiding duplicating research that has already been done, and
- Improving the quality of your research by incorporating data you were not aware of.
Select Data Repositories
- Astronomical Data Archives Center from National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
- High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) from NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center
- ChemSpider from Royal Society of Chemistry
- Federal Reserve Economic Data from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from U.S. Department of Labor
- UNdata from Department of Economic and Social Affairs-United Nations Statistics Division
- World Bank Data Catalog from The World Bank Group
- National Science Digital Library (NSDL) from National Science Foundation
- Alternative Fuels & Advanced Vehicles Data Center from U.S. Department of Energy
- DOE Data Explorer from Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Agency for Health Care and Research from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
- Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN) from National Institutes of Health
- WHO Global Health Observatory Data Repository from World Health Organization
For other data repositories
Databib – a listing of data repositories for agriculture, area, ethnic and gender studies, biological sciences, business, ecosystem sciences, education, environmental sciences, geosciences, health and medical sciences, mathematics and physical science, philosophy and religion, social sciences, and more.
Open Access Directory: Data Repositories – a listing of data repositories for astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, energy, environmental sciences, geology, medicine, physics, and more.