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Table 1 Information about selected major open data repositories

From: The importance of adherence to international standards for depositing open data in public repositories

Repository URL Type of data Features
OSF https://www.osf.io All types Individual files must be 5 GB or less
Zenodo http://www.zenodo.org All types 50 GB per dataset
Figshare https://www.figshare.com All types File uploads of up to 5 TB in size
Dryad https://www.datadryad.org All types A limit of 300 GB per data publication
NCBI GEO https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/geo Array- and sequence-based data It encourages to supply MIAME- and MINSEQE-compliant data
ArrayExpress https://www.ebi.ac.uk/arrayexpress Array- and sequence-based data It encourages to supply MIAME- and MINSEQE-compliant data
Image Data Resource https://www.idr.openmicroscopy.org Life sciences image data For file sizes larger than 1000 GB special planning is needed
Protein Data Bank https://www.rcsb.org Atomic-level, 3D structure data It uses the PDBx/mmCIF file format
  1. Researchers can identify the repository with the highest affinity to their data type and needs of sharing, such as general repositories or platforms for specific types of data. The Registry of Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) provides a comprehensive list