Recommended data archives

Recommended Data Archives

General guidelines on opening research data

It is recommended to publish your research data primarily on discipline or field-specific data repository. This ensures that your data gets disseminated in relevant research communities. If there is no such repository available, it is recommended to publish your data in JYU's JYX repository. General repositories, such as Zenodo, should be be the last resort. Material in such repositories is so heterogenic that it affects to the findability of datasets and makes evaluating their meaning harder.


Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)

The FSD focuses on acquiring social science data. Under certain circumstances, data from other relevant fields (Arts and Humanities, Education, and health sciences) can also be archived. Datasets deposited at the archive must meet certain technical and legal requirements. Before dissemination, archived datasets are processed and documented.

FSD promotes open access to research data as well as transparency, accumulation and efficient reuse of scientific research. FSD also responsibly implements the FAIR data principles, which aim at making data and services Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable.

The archive is a national resource centre funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the University of Tampere. In addition to archiving and dissemination of data, key services include data-related information services and support for research data management. The archive operates as a separate unit of the University of Tampere.



JYX is JYU's repository for publications and research data. It gives data sets permanent identifiers (DOI, URN). Metadata is sent to national METAX-catalogue that ensures that metadata and datasets can be found using national ETSIN service.

Publishing dataset in JYX is simple. Just create metadata for the dataset in Converis current research information system and make there request to publish (meta)data.

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Zenodo is a EU-funded repository for open science in any and all fields of research. Long-term storage and infrastructure is provided by CERN Data Center. Zenodo is not discipline specific, but open for all fields of science. In addition to datasets, researchers use Zenodo to share posters, presentations, conference publications, figures and articles. Due to this variance we recommend disicpline specific repositories or JYX.

Using the link above automatically ads your deposit to the University of Jyväskylä community collection in Zenodo.

Zenodo if free to use. You either sign up or use ORCID or GitHub accounts.



Kielipankki - The Language Bank of Finland

The Language Bank of Finland is a service for researchers using language resources. The Language Bank has a wide variety of text and speech corpora and tools for studying them. The corpora can be analyzed and processed with the Language Bank’s tools or downloaded.

Many corpora are publicly accessible, some require logging in. The rights to use restricted resources can be applied for electronically. Using the Language Bank is free for researchers and students.

If you are new to the Language Bank, take a look at the Language Bank introduction.



EOSC Portal

The European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) initiative has been proposed in 2016 by the European Commission as part of the European Cloud Initiative to build a competitive data and knowledge economy in Europe. By using the EOSC Portal you can find lots of information on data management and a list of data archives.