Metadata for Data Management: A Tutorial

Why deposit in a data repository?

Depositing your dataset in a data repository can:

  • Fulfill funder requirements for open data
  • Share research with larger audience
  • Improve online discovery
  • Increase citation rates
  • Preserve data for the long-term

Data repositories may require specific metadata standards and formats in order to deposit data. It is important to determine metadata standards used by a repository before beginning the metadata plan for your data.

Repository Directories

The following websites are great places to start looking for repositories: