Open Access Databases

Registry of Research Data Repositories - Re3data

The Registry of Research Data Repositories is a technical open science platform that offers researchers, funding organizations, libraries and publishers an overview of existing international repositories for research data. As a global registry of research data repositories, Re3data covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It includes repositories that enable permanent storage of and access to data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers, and scholarly institutions. It promotes a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data. It also provides information on repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions. Re3data provides customizable and extendable core repository descriptions that are persistently identifiable and can be referred to and cited in an appropriate manner. Visit to access Re3data.


DataCite is a leading global non-profit organization that provides persistent identifiers (DOIs) for research data and other research outputs. Research outputs become discoverable and associated metadata is made available to the community. It promotes data sharing and citation through community-building efforts and outreach activities. The Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) that DataCite provides are a technical solution to the broken links that can occur when authors cite resources on the Web. Through this platform you can create digital object identifiers (DOIs), a type of persistent identifier for your datasets, software and other types of research outputs such as gray literature and conference proceedings. You can share your data and reuse the data of others to create the highest impact in the research community. Visit


CoreTrustSeal, launched in 2017, defines requirements and offers core level certification for Trustworthy Data Repositories holding data for long-term preservation. CoreTrustSeal is a certification based on requirements established by the World Data Systems (WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval (DSA) .It demonstrates to researchers that data repositories are taking appropriate measures to ensure sustainable and trustworthy data infrastructures. It gives assurance to researchers that their research results will be managed, curated, and archived in such a way to preserve the initial investment in collecting them. It enables researchers to be certain that data held in archives remains useful and meaningful into the future. To explore this, visit


OpenAIRE is a research information platform that helps researchers, project managers and repository managers to integrate knowledge, people, and services to provide the best scientific information. The OpenAIRE platform offers many resources on Open Science practice. The platform makes research accessible, findable, coherent, and re-usable. It enables easy project reporting by linking a particular dissemination, publication, presentation, or communication to research funding. The platform provides the tools necessary to monitor the trends of Open Access to research data and publications and provides access to numerous Open Access publications and datasets. Visit to access OpenAIRE.


Launched in 2011, FAIRsharing is an informative and educational resource that describes and interlinks community-driven standards, databases, repositories and data policies. It accelerates the discovery, selection and use of these resources. As a web-based searchable portal, it is targeted to researchers and other stakeholders involved in producing, managing, serving, curating, preserving, publishing or regulating data, FAIRsharing supports and enables the implementation of the FAIR principles. Researchers can use FAIRsharing as a lookup resource to identify, use and cite the standards, databases that exist for their data and discipline. Visit