May 24, 2022

Research and Researcher Tools: “Use Repository Finder to Find the Right Repository for Your Data”

From a Blog Post by Robin Dasler, DataCite Product Manager:

To enable FAIR data sharing, data need to be deposited in a repository that is taking steps to make data as open and FAIR as possible. This is not clear-cut because at this time, there is no such thing as a FAIR stamp – although the CoreTrustSeal certification provides a good indication. Under the auspices of the Enabling FAIR Data Project, AGU, re3data, and DataCite therefore decided to develop a new tool to assist researchers in finding an appropriate repository for their data.

And so, at the second stakeholder meeting in Washington DC last week, we were pleased to announce the arrival of Repository Finder:

Repository Finder allows researchers to search for repositories in which to deposit their data. For those who want guidance, Repository Finder offers a quick way to retrieve a set of results that meet the criteria recommended by the Enabling FAIR Data Project. These results will consist of repositories that are used by the community, provide open access to data, and use persistent identifiers. Should you not be able to find an appropriate repository or have additional criteria you want use, the tool also allows you to search through all the repositories in the repository registry.


By building Repository Finder on top of re3data and by searching based on criteria (rather than showing a list of individual repositories), we’ve made Repository Finder extensible for the future.

Learn More About Repository Finder in the Complete Blog Post

Direct to DataCite’s Repository Finder

Direct to Go FAIR

on a Related Note: Research Article: “Evaluating FAIR-Compliance Through an Objective, Automated, Community-Governed Framework” (Preprint)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.