Accessing Scientific Data

Sharing data enables reuse, increases transparency, and facilitates reproducibility of research results. To bolster data sharing, NIH supports a number of data repositories.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of NIH-supported repositories that offer a wide variety of datasets. Browse the variety of repositories supported and select the link provided in the “Access to Data” column for instructions on accessing data from that repository.

See Repositories for Sharing Scientific Data for information about submitting to NIH-supported repositories.


NIH-supported Scientific Data Repositories*

Institute or Center Repository Name Repository Description Open Data Submission Data Submission Policy Open Time Frame for Data Deposit Access to Data Open Data Access Current NIH Funding Support Sustained Support
*Source: Trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee (BMIC), Data Sharing Resources