Information Services

DataShare repository

Everything you need to know to deposit and begin sharing your data.

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Edinburgh DataShare is an online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh.

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How to deposit

Details on how to register, set up a collection, and deposit data in the repository.

Checklist for deposit

How do you know if you are ready to share your data? What do you need to think about in advance of depositing?

Benefits of deposit

As a University of Edinburgh researcher, why would you want to deposit data in Edinburgh DataShare?

Our definitions

A list of terms used in relation to the data repository and throughout the documentation.

Service background

A free-at-point-of-use service which allows University researchers to upload, share, and license data for online discovery and re-use.

Service policies

DataShare policies are registered in OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories).


What makes a digital repository trustworthy? What is the Data Seal of Approval? How can we make sure the repository is trusted by our depositors and data users?

Depositor agreement

When you deposit in the Edinburgh DataShare repository, you agree to these terms and conditions.