Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Research data management

Find repository

Here you find advice for the search of a proper repository for your research data.

The choice of a repository can depend on different factors:

  • Is the research data to be shared in a discipline specific repository?
  • Is the publication of research data linked to the publication with a publisher?
  • Does a suitable repository for my research data already exist?


Please note the following aspects when publishing your research data:

  1. Can you deposit the data in a data repository with sufficient information for others to assess the quality of the data and compliance with disciplinary and ethical norms?
  2. Can you provide the data in formats recommended by the data repository?
  3. Can you provide the data together with the metadata requested by the data repository?

(in: Data Seal of Approval The Guidelines 2014-2015, points 1-3)


Finding a proper repository (

Please use for the search for a suitable repository for your research data - Registry of research data repositories.

re3data is a project funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) in cooperation with German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) Potsdam, Berlin School of Library and Information Science (IBI) of HU Berlin and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Library for the setup of a webbased registry of research data repositories. The search for suitable repositories can be started with a keyword and limited to subject, content type or operator.

You can go directly to search.


Repositories and data archives of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


If you cannot find a proper repository for your research data at as well as among the services of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, please contact the research data management initiative. We will advise you and find a suitable storage place for your research data.