DataShare open access data repository
Everything you need to know to deposit and begin sharing your data publicly.
Edinburgh DataShare is an online digital repository of multi-disciplinary research datasets produced at the University of Edinburgh.
How to deposit
Details on how to register, choose 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?
Choose the best file formats
Guidance on selecting file formats for long-term accessibility and interoperability
Benefits of deposit
As a University of Edinburgh researcher, why would you want to deposit data in Edinburgh DataShare?
A list of terms used in relation to the data repository and throughout the documentation.
Trustworthy Digital Repository
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?
A free-at-point-of-use service which allows University researchers to upload, share, and license data for online discovery and re-use.
DataShare policies are registered in OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories).
When you deposit in the Edinburgh DataShare repository, you agree to these terms and conditions.