Element 4: Data Preservation, Access, and Associated Timelines


For all datasets that you and your collaborators have agreed to deposit to a public, generalist repository, and which are either non-sensitive in nature or fully anonymized, Zenodo will serve your data preservation needs. It is the depositor’s responsibility to anonymize datasets / remove sensitive personal data (see FAQs, How does Zenodo handle sensitive datasets?). Zenodo supports long-term preservation of your data deposits, as the repository is projected to be maintained for the lifetime of the host laboratory CERN, defined as at least the next twenty years (see Zenodo’s Policies).

Embargoes may be employed for datasets that you wish to make available after a certain date, such as when the associated publication is made public. Creative Commons Attribution licenses may be assigned to deposited datasets.

NIH-specific guidance on Element 4: Data Preservation, Access, and Associated Timelines

4.A: List Zenodo.org as the repository where your scientific data and metadata arising from the project will be archived. Note: Zenodo may be employed in combination with deposits to other repositories (e.g., in a case where subsets of data needing access controls might be deposited to an NIH-sponsored repository, while other subsets that are safe to make publicly available may be deposited in Zenodo).

4.B: Describe how the scientific data will be findable and identifiable, i.e., via a persistent unique identifier or other standard indexing tools.

4.C: Describe when the scientific data will be made available to other users (i.e., no later than time of an associated publication or end of the performance period, whichever comes first) and for how long data will be available.