Open repositories are infrastructure that provides an open license and persistent identifier to ensure research materials such as data and articles are accessible, discoverable, and reusable.
Open data repositories enable research data to become a part of the permanent scientific record. Open data has benefits for individual researchers, the research community, and society. Benefits include:
Discipline specific repositories should be used where suitable options are available. A sampling of repositories for Chemical and Biological Engineering is available using the menu on the left. Disciplinary repositories provide inter-connections and richer metadata which can lead to improved discoverability and preservation. Additionally, look for repositories that provide the following: