How did I find the repositories?

Look for Charity Foundations, they keep a list of grants, some of them can be filtered for education.

Repo spreadsheed


openstax CNX and openstax

Writing books from reusable blocks, so each book can be built as needed. Also: Print on Demand. Builtin revision control, nice metadata; would be interesting to know how they built the system to be usable. Open Source



Provides storage and management for scientific output. Also enables these outputs to be citeable through a DOI, for example:

uses altmetric to track sharing and reuse of the resources, (example, via)

Can be published to through overleaf, a collaborative online latex editor. Also integrates with github 1, 2 and ORCID.

Explaination of their free model

From their Blog

Your research should be in a repository

Many researchers hold on to an old computer from a decade or two ago because it is the only way to access their old files, created in formats that are now obsolete. Once these computers break, the files are essentially lost. Many repositories store and back up your treasured research products and will, if appropriate file formats are used, attempt to move the data into new file formats as the original formats become obsolete. So long as the repository exists, your materials will remain readable and usable.

Institutional Repositories


brief overview on various efforts.

Invenio is developed by CERN, used by Zenodo and others. Composed of a very modular framework. FOSS

EPrints: Uni Ulm ( list of adopters. FOSS. Version 3.4 will feature more “flavours” for different use cases, one of them will be for education.

DSpace 15 years old and very established. Will release v7.0 in 2018 to accomodate for modern Web Best Practices. FOSS. Used by Uni Ulm, OPARU: (

Fedora Flexible Extensible Durable Object Repository Architecture. Supports complex semantic relationships inside and outside the repo via RDF. Is middleware; see samvera and slandora. FOSS.

Samvera builds on fedora and solr, provides flexible UI for different repository types? FOSS.

isladora built on fedora, solr, drupal. Not sure what it does, tho. FOSS.

Open Schience Framework, TODO


data management plan

DMPTool for selecting a plan.

Applying for a grant? Let us help you with your Research Data Management Plan

A data management plan is a formal document that outlines how you will handle your data both during your research, and after the project is completed. The goal of a data management plan is to consider the many aspects of data management, metadata generation, data preservation, and analysis before the project begins; this ensures that data are well-managed in the present, and prepared for preservation in the future.