Data Repositories

    Benefits of using a data repository

    Unlike personal storage, a repository:

    • Provides a persistent identifier (and url) and a citation for your data.
    • Archives your data in a trusted place for long-term access.
    • Provides a framework for you to describe your data using metadata standards.
    • Provides access control, in case you need to restrict your data.
    • It's compliant with funders and journals requirements. 

    Harvard-supported data repositories 

    • Harvard Dataverse
    • Vivli:
      • Harvard joined Vivli and other leading organizations as a founding member of Vivli, a not-for-profit organization with the mission to facilitate sharing of clinical trial data. Vivli includes an independent data repository, cloud-based analytics platform, and in-depth search engine through which data from clinical trials conducted by researchers in academic, industry, foundation, and non-profit entities can be hosted, shared and accessed.

    Other repository options for Harvard researchers: