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Research Data Services at UK: Find

Resources and information to help you get started with data management, data preservation, and data sharing



On this page, you'll find information on locating datasets that may meet your research needs. Data repositories listed here comprise a sampling; for more data sources, see Data Sources Provided by UK Libraries guide.

Find Data Sources: Repositories, Archives, and More

Listings of Data Repositories  (multi-discipline) Registry of Research Data Repositories is a global registry of research data repositories. The registry covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines.

For more data repositories, please visit

Scientific data

Many scientific publishers and scholarly societies are members of Dryad. The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of datatypes. Researchers can publish or access data through Dryad.

Social Sciences data

ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research is a non-profit, membership-based data archive located at the University of Michigan. A University of Kentucky membership allows students, staff, and faculty to access ICPSR data files and documentation for the purpose of academic research. The data available through ICPSR are raw, unanalyzed data which require statistical analysis. Individuals who are prepared to analyze raw data can download data themselves from the ICPSR website. See the ICPSR Research Guide for more information.

Various disciplines

DataCite Research enables keyword search for datasets (with accompanying information) hosted in repositories worldwide.

Figshare is an online digital repository where researchers can preserve and share their research outputs, including figures, datasets, images, and videos. It is free to upload content and free to access, in adherence to the principle of open data.

Google Dataset Search (beta) enables keyword search for datasets (with accompanying information) hosted in repositories worldwide.

Find Open Data Sources