Identifying data repositories for archiving research data and associated research outputs is an important task. If MARS or Dataverse are not appropriate for your data, Data Services can help with locating an appropriate repository and with material preparation and deposition.
Archiving your data in a domain repository can be used as an alternative to or in addition to MARS or George Mason's Dataverse. Domain repositories are associated with a subject discipline. Below are major directories for locating a discipline-specific repository:
- re3data.org is a registry of research data repositories.
- Simmons Open Access Directory: Data Repositories is a browsable subject list of repositories and databases for open data. Note: this directory is not as comprehensive as re3data.
- Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest social science data archive.
Some of the cost associated with depositing data in openICPSR may be covered by the libraries' Open Access Publishing Fund. George Mason University is an ICPSR member.