Publish data

It makes sense to look for subject-specific repositories first, if they are already established in your discipline. If you have an affiliation with Ulm University, you are welcome to publish your data on the Open Access Repository of Ulm University and Ulm University of Applied Sciences (OPARU).

1. subject-specific repositories

individual conditions

In many disciplines there already are repositories where you can publish your datasets. When searching for a suitable RD repository in your own discipline, can help.

2. institutional repositories


for members and affiliates of Ulm University, free of charge

  • max. 2 Gb/ file
  • Readme file and metadata required
  • Data freely accessible worldwide
  • Data citable via DOI

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Example software: DOI 10.18725/OPARU-12408
Example moving images: DOI 10.18725/OPARU-4516

3. cross-disciplinary repositories


for everyone, free of charge

  • operated by CERN, funded by the European Commission
  • up to 50 Gb per dataset free of charge (as of May 2018); larger datasets on request, possibly subject to a fee
  • Own "communities" possible
  • Data citable via DOI

4. commercial data repositories

Another possibility are repositories of commercial providers. Here, however, many questions, e.g., those of long-term availability, are still unresolved.

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Research in the library stock: monographs, textbooks, magazines, university publications, e-books, e-journals, national licenses, and the contents of the institutional repository OPARU.

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Share your research data publications with us

The publication output of Ulm University is mapped on OPARU. This also includes research data that was not published on OPARU but elsewhere.

Send us an e-mail if you would like to have your published data bibliographically (metadata only) referenced in our repository or make the entry yourself on OPARU in the appropriate "Research Data Evidence" collection.

Go directly to the research data records:

Ulm University

Ulm University / Medicine

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Dominik Seemann