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Data Management Plans: Data Preservation

Creating a data management plan for access, sharing, and preservation

ScholarSpace University of Hawaii at Manoa

ScholarSpace,, is an institutional repository for UH Manoa research papers, videos, datasets, instructional materials.

ScholarSpace provides long-term preservation of digital files.

ScholarSpace can provide permanent access to data or act as a safe storage space until data are moved to a discipline specific data repository.

National Programs

The National Science Foundation under the Data Conservancy project is working on issues of data preservation. See for recent papers on scientific data preservation.

International Programs

CODATA is the Committee on Data for Science and Technology, a committee of the International Council for Science. CODATA publishes an open access journal, Data Science Journal, available at

The U.S. National Academies Board on Research Data and Information, see, is a national office of CODATA. A list of presentations with associated files is at

Data Repositories

Purdue University Libraries has a current list of data repositories, searchable by keyword or by browsing. The Open Access Directory and University of Minnesota Libraries also have lists of data repositories available.

See below for a handful of discipline-specific data repositories to view as examples of the range of functionality of the interfaces:

Storage Costs

Princeton's Dataspace team created a cost model for long-term data preservation and storage, see DataSpace: A Funding and Operational Model for Long-Term Preservation and Sharing of Research Data by authors Serge J. Goldstein and Mark Ratliff. The cost they project is approximately $5.00 a Gigabyte or $5000.00 a Terabyte.