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).
Open NIH-supported domain-specific repositories that house data of a specific type or related to a specific discipline
NIH-supported domain-specific resources, including repositories and knowledge bases, that have limitations on submitting and/or accessing data
NCBI Databases such as GenBank (for DNA sequence deposition) and GEO (for RNA-seq data) and PubChem (for screen data), that are among the most common places to submit data
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