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Funder Requirements for Public Access to Research and Publications: Making your data open access

Applying for federal funding? Learn what you need to do to comply with funders' requirements for open access to your data and publications, from writing data management plans for your grant to depositing your data and papers to open repositories.

FAIR Data Principles

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

  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Interoperable, and
  • Reusable

Share your data

If your funder doesn't specify where to deposit your data, here are a few repositories we recommend:

Dryad: 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. is a comprehensive registry of data repositories. Browse there to find out what the options are in your field.

How and why to share your data

Moriana Garcia

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Moriana Garcia
Rush Rhees Library

Reproducibility Librarian

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Sarah Siddiqui
313E Carlson Library
River Campus Libraries
University of Rochester