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Research Data Management

A guide to managing outputs of research projects and handling issues such as copyright and data protection laws

Where to find data

If you want to re-use existing data as part of your work, there are a number of resources that can be used for searching and retrieving datasets.

  • Zenodo is a general purpose data repository that is used by research groups to share all kinds of data (although is primarily geared towards science and technology subjects).
  • is a registry of data repositories, across science, social science and humanities subject areas and can be used to hunt for a repository that specialises in the kind of research.
  • The Open Access Directory maintains a list of Open Access data repositories.
  • The UK data archive stores social science data, and includes sensitive material under controlled access.
  • DataCite is a searchable catalogue of databases and repositories.