How do researchers go about identifying a repository to preserve their data? Do they have all the information they need to make an informed decision? Are there resources available to help?
There are a myriad of repositories available to support data preservation and they differ across multiple axes. So which one is right for your data? The answer is largely, ‘it depends’. But this can be frustrating to a new researcher looking to publish data for the first time. What questions need to be asked to detangle these dependencies and where can a researcher go for answers?
Conversations and sessions at domain conferences have consistently suggested that researchers need more support in navigating the landscape of data repositories and with support from ESIP Funding Friday, we sought to do that. In this webinar we will introduce a resource under development that aims to serve as a gateway for information about repository selection. With links to existing resources, games and outreach materials, we aim to facilitate discovery of data repositories and we welcome contributions to increase the value of this resource.