External Discipline-Specific Data Repositories


Natural Sciences


Note that the following are searchable databases, but not available for data submission directly from researchers. If you have astronomy data that needs to be archived, please contact the Science Data Librarian.
SIMBAD - SIMBAD Astronomical Database
CADC  - The Canadian Astronomy Data Centre     
ADS - The SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System


Dryad - Dryad is an international repository of data underlying peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences.

Protein Data Bank - The Protein Data Bank archive is a repository of information about the 3D structures of large biological molecules, including proteins and nucleic acids.


PubChem - PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules, and is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system: PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay.

Computer Science

Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) - provides tools and analyses promoting the engineering and maintenance of a robust, scalable global Internet infrastructure.

Earth Science

GEON - Portal for sharing, publishing, and integrating data.


Social Sciences

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) - Middlebury is a consortium member of he world's largest archive of digital social science data. ICPSR staff can guide you in preparing your data for archiving and distribution. See their Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving and their page on Depositing Data.


Additional Data Repositories

Simmons College maintains the Open Access Directory (OAD), a subset of which is dedicated to open access data repositories.




General information regarding grants and funding is available from the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research.

Specific questions about science grants should be directed to

Specific questions about data and data management plans should be directed to:

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