Choose a repository

Once the information rich EML metadata has been created, the next step is to publish the data package in a repository. Before uploading, it’s a good practice and a common courtesy to contact the repository of interest because some repositories:

  • are science domain specific
  • are funding source specific
  • are better at serving particular data types
  • are recommended by journals
  • are certified trust worthy
  • have valuable user features
  • offer sandbox environments for testing data package display prior to publication
  • have limits on the volume of data that can be uploaded
  • have unique upload procedures
  • have support staff to help with uploads
  • require a user ID and password

A list of data repositories accepting EML: