What's new in Zenodo?

On September 12, we launched a major update of Zenodo and migrated all Zenodo data into a brand new production system. We are really excited about sharing this new release, the culmination of more than 10 months of development, which marks a major milestone in enhancing Zenodo's capabilities.


When searching, uploading a file or using the REST API, you'll notice that the new Zenodo is an order of magnitude more responsive.

Better search

Accuracy and speed have been significantly improved thanks to the brand new search backend powered by Elasticsearch, coupled with a new search user interface.

Big Data ready

The current 2GB per file limit is removed, in favour of a 50GB per dataset limit (1). All thanks to our new storage backend powered by CERN EOS disk system which hosts more than 100 petabytes of High-Energy Physics data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

(1) Contact us If you need more than 50GB.

Improved GitHub integration

You are now able to track each release - from the moment you click “Publish” in GitHub until the archived and DOI minted release appears in Zenodo.

Horizon 2020 grant support

You can now link your research with Horizon 2020 grants and have them automatically exported to OpenAIRE.

Powered by Invenio v3

Zenodo is the first site to launch on the upcoming Invenio v3 state-of-the-art digital library framework, rebuilt from ground-up to support millions of publications and very large research datasets. Thanks to the new Invenio 3 architecture we will be able to increase our development speed in order to launch more high quality features and improvements in the future.

What's up next?

This major release was just the beginning! Many exciting features are in the pipeline.

Extended grant support

We are extending our grants database with 600,000 more grants from funders such as National Science Foundation (US), Wellcome Trust (UK), Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal) and the Australian Research Council - all thanks to OpenAIRE's ever growing grants database.

Advanced search syntax

Through a rich search syntax you will be able to search on all metadata available in Zenodo.

Extended REST API

Search, files, uploads, grants, licenses and communities are some of the REST APIs which we will be launching during the autumn.