Archiving (deposit) of research data

What is research data?

Any form of registration/ notes/ reported numbers, texts, pictures and sounds that have been generated during research projects. 

Where to archive research data?

Research data upon which a scientific publications or a concluded project is based must be archived in national or international archives that fulfils the FAIR principles.

  • NMBU's students and researchers can archive their research data in the archive "NMBU Open Research Data" (DataverseNO). The University Library assists with training and advice.
  • There are also other national, international, and domain speceific archives that will secure international standards for archiving research data. See more information below.
  • The web page gives an overview of approved international archives that fulfil the FAIR principles.

Archiving personal data

Archiving personal data is normally not possible. However, anonymized data og de-identified data may be archived.

Labelling Research Data

All data sets archived in national or international archives must be assigned a DOI (Digital Object Identifier). This is available from the archive in which you will store your data.

Citing Research Data

Read more about Joint declaration of data citation principles of how research data must be cited.


Licencing datasets is completed once uploaded into a data archive. Read about licencing here

Examples of national archives for research data

Archiving big data sets:

Archiving biological and medical data:

Examples of international archives for research data:

  • is a global registry of research data repositories that fulfil the FAIR principles
  • FAIRDOM helps you to be in control of collecting, managing, storing, and publishing your data, models, and operating procedures.
  • CESSDA - Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives provides large scale, integrated and sustainable data services to the social sciences.
  • DRYAD is a data sharing system.
  • Zenodo is a EU based data sharing system, widely used in humaniora.
Published 23. May 2018 - 10:11 - Updated 8. June 2021 - 18:59