Data repositories

There are many repositories to choose from.

Unless obligations towards (external) partners and research collaborators require different procedures, DTU recommends that you make your research data FAIR (i.e. Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). The best way to do this is to publish them in an suitable data repository, like DTU Data; see below.

Data repositories
There are many repositories to choose from and your selection criteria will vary depending on your needs and the nature of your research data. In general, a data repository should:

  • be recognized in the research community
  • have clear terms and conditions
  • guarantee sustainability
  • use common metadata standards
  • provide persistent and unique identifiers (DOIs)
  • offer standard license agreements for data sets.

Some repositories offer additional services e.g.  peer-review of data sets, versioning, handling of embargo periods and access control, download statistics and other usage metrics.

DTU Data
In 2019 we have established a DTU owned and maintained data repository that allows researchers to manage their data responsibly. DTU Data includes storage space, access control, publication options, licenses, long-term preservation and more. DTU Data is build on a figshare platform.
PilDTU Data

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Research data from DTU

PilDTU Data
DTU repository for retention and publishing research data.

PilLeaflet about DTU Data (pdf)

Pil Publishing you research data (pdf)
Pil DTU Data - User manual (pdf) 

Data repositories

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Registry for Research Data Repositories provides an extensive overview of more than 1500 repositories sorted by research area.