The following is a list with examples of public, recognised repositories that are suitable for ecological data. There is no requirement that authors use one of the listed repositories for their data. Authors should pick the repository that is best suited to their type of data and is most useful for the ecological community likely to access their data.

  • Dryad is a repository particularly suited to the archiving of data related to journal articles. If you publish an article in one of the NSO journals, the NSO will cover the fee for submitting data to Dryad.
  • Movebank is a free database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology.
  • Figshare is a repository where users can archive all of their research outputs in any file format including figures, datasets, media, papers, posters, and presentations.
  • GenBank is the NIH (National Institutes of Health, USA) genetic sequence database.
  • International Tree-Ring Data Bank is a repository for raw ring width or wood density measurements, and site chronologies.
  • Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity is an international repository intended to facilitate the archiving of complex ecological and environmental research data.
  • TreeBASE is a repository of phylogenetic information, specifically usersubmitted phylogenetic trees and the data used to generate them.
  • Zenodo is a general-purpose open-access repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN.

Authors may also use the repository finder to find a suitable repository for your data and code.