The FAIR Data Principles outline a minimal set of guiding principles and practices that data producers, and data consumers (both machine and human) should should employ to make it easier ot share, use, and cite the vast quantities of information being generated by researchers across the disciplines. FAIR data are:
If your funder doesn't specify where to deposit your data, here are a few repositories we recommend:
Dryad: DataDryad.org is a curated general-purpose repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad has integrated data submission for a growing list of journals; submission of data from other publications is also welcome. Dryad is not a free service, but the River Campus Libraries sponsors faculty and staff who would like to share their data there. Contact us for a voucher or to learn more!
OpenICPSR: The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research is an international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations. ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. OpenICPSR lets you share your social and behavioral data securely and safely.
Re3data.org: Re3data.org is a comprehensive registry of data repositories. Browse there to find out what the options are in your field.