NIH has a long tradition of making available to the public the results of research it supports and conducts, including publications and scientific data. Sharing data enables reuse, increases transparency, and facilitates reproducibility of research results.

NIH does not endorse or require sharing in any specific repository and encourages researchers to select the repository that is most appropriate for their data type and discipline (though such specification does exist for particular initiatives).

If you do not find an appropriate, established, repository for your data type, there are a number of additional resources for data sharing and publication that have developed in recent years. Explore our Repository Matrix