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Data repositories can be a one-stop shop for data management, by providing both storage and sharing, and facilitating effective organization and description of research data.
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Selected data repositories:
Making your data accessible to other researchers is one of the primary goals of data management. Increasingly, there are many online repositories that can host your data. Before you decide on a repository or method of sharing, consider what data will be shared and whether you need to place any restrictions or conditions on the data.
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University of Rhode Island Resources
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