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Research Data

Data Metasearch Engines

Generalist Data Repositories

Cite a Data Set in APA 7th

Cite the data in the text as (Copyrights Holder, Year) or Copyrights Holder (Year).

If the authors are also the copyrights holders, use: (Hinton et al., 2015) or Hinton et al. (2015).

If the copyrights holder is an organization, use its full name in the first citation: (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, 2017) or Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (2017) and its abbreviation in the subsequent ones: (ISED, 2017) or ISED (2017).

Reference for a data set with DOI: 

Author, A. A. (Year). Title (Version Number of version) [Description of material]. Source.

The description of material can be: Data Set, Data File, User Manual, Code Book, etc.


Hinton, T. J., Jallerat, Q., Palchesko, R. N., Park, J. H., Grodzicki, M. S., Shue, H., Ramadan, M. H., Hudson, A. R., & Feinberg, A. W. (2016). Three-dimensional printing of complex biological structures by freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels [Ensemble de données]. Dryad.

More examples in the APA Citation Guide.

Domain-Specific Repositories

Here is a list of some recognized repositories in their respective fields: 


  • Open Energy Information (OpenEI)
    • "Centralized repository of high-value energy research datasets aggregated from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Programs, Offices, and National Laboratories."
  • Renewable Resource Data Center (RReDC) (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)
    • "Public data resulting from federally funded research conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers and analysts."


Computer and Software Engineering

  • GitHub
    • "Millions of developers and companies build, ship, and maintain their software on GitHub—the largest and most advanced development platform in the world."
  • Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA)
    • "Conducts network research and builds research infrastructure to support large-scale data collection, curation, and data distribution to the scientific research community."
  • RunMyCode
    • "Enables scientists to openly share the code and data that underlie their research publications."
  • Bitbucket
    • "More than just Git code management. Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test, and deploy."
  • SourceForge
    • "Open Source software community resource dedicated to helping open source projects be as successful as possible."
  • LaunchPad
    • "Helps people to work together by making it easy to share code, bug reports, translations, and ideas."
  • Other repositories

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Health Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Life Sciences and Biomedical Sciences - Big data

  • GigaDB
    • "Data repository supporting scientific publications in the Life/Biomedical Sciences domain."

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Physics, astrophysics, and astronomy

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