Many data sets have value beyond their original research. The library subscribes to many data archives and resources for you to share, find and access essential data for your research.
On this page:
Finding Research Data Archives
Not all subjects are represented here. Check the library guide to data-rich resources for more information on your area of interest.
- Social Sciences Data (see also the Guide to Social Science Data (pdf)
- Geospatial Data Many departments on campus do Geospatial research and make their data available. See a list at the GIS Department.
- Government Publications and Statistics
- Discipline Data Repositories selected list
Open Access Data
There area number of reliable open source data archives in many disciplines. The Government is a good source for such information and university repositories are growing increasingly data-rich too.
- Open Data Commons: Learn how to make your data open in 2 mins!
- OAISTER - library repositories
- CODATA -International Council for Science : Committee on Data for Science and Technology
- Science Commons - a Creative Commons project
- Is It Open?: An Open Knowledge Foundation Project
See also the National Research Council's Board on Research Data and Information (BRDI)
"The scientific community generates increasingly vast amounts of publicly funded digital data and information, and disseminates much of it online. The public investment in the production and management of such data resources in the United States alone is estimated to be several billions of dollars. At the same time, there appears to be a broad recognition in both the public and private sectors of the importance of broad access to and reuse of publicly funded scientific data, not only for other researchers, but for the economy and society at large."