TRANSPARENT RANKING: Institutional DATA Repositories by Google Scholar (August 2021)

TRANSPARENT RANKING: Institutional DATA Repositories by Google Scholar

August 2021

          During the last months, we realized the indexing of records of several open access repositories by Google Scholar is not as complete as previously without a clear reason. From the experience of a few cases, it looks that GS penalizes error in the metadata descriptions, so it is important to the affected repositories to check their level of indexing and to try to identify potential problems.

          Please, consider the following Indexing GS guidelines

          and the following material: Exposing Repository Content to Google Scholar

          A few suggestions for improving the web visibility of the contents of your institutional OA repository
         "Altmetrics of the Open Access Institutional Repositories: A Webometrics Approach"

          As a service for the OA community we are providing five lists of repositories (all (institutional+subject), institutional, data, portals and CRIS) with the raw numbers of records in GS for their web domains (site:xxx.yyy.zz excluding citations and patents) ranked by decreasing number of items as collected during the second week of AUGUST 2021. The list is still incomplete as we are still adding new repositories.

          As usual, you can contact our editor (Isidro F. Aguillo) for any comment or suggestion.

This ranking has been funded by the CSIC Intramural 201710E077




1 London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Data Compass 780
2 Scholars Portal Dataverse Ontario 370
3 Research Data Leeds Repository 350
4 University of Bath Research Data Archive 309
5 Harvard University Dataverse 270
6 ReShare data 211
7 Nottingham Research Data Management Repository 158
8 University of Reading Research Data Archive 91
9 DataDOI 89
10 Mannheim University Research Data 87
11 University of Stirling Online Repository for Research Data DataSTORRE 79
12 Archaeology Data Service 59
13 Tudatalib Technische Universität Darmstadt Research Data 58
14 Aston University Data Explorer 57
15 DataverseNO 55
16 Repositório de Dados Científicos de instituições portuguesas 52
17 CDS Centre de Donnes astronomiques de Strasbourg 24
18 Singapore Management University SMU Research Data Repository 23
19 Research Data Management for Purdue University 21
20 DataverseNL 20
20 Sheffield Hallam University SHU Research Data Archive SHURDA 20
22 Kent University Data Repository 19
23 University of Adelaide Figshare 17
24 Ag Data Commons USDA’s Open Research Data 16
24 Data Institut National de Recherche pour l'Agriculture, l'Alimentation et l'Environnement 16
26 Polar Data Repository 14
26 Research Data UNIPD Università di Padova 14
28 National (Data) Scientific Repositoy LIPI 13
28 Open Research Data from Heidelberg University heiDATA 13
30 11
31 De Montfort University DMU Figshare 9
32 Open Data LMU Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München 8
32 University of Melbourne Research Repository 8
34 Nanyang Technological University NTU Research Data Repository 6
35 Texas (universities) Data Repository 5
35 UAL Dataverse University of Alberta 5
37 Fulir DATA Ruđer Bošković Institute 4
37 ICRISAT Dataverse International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics 4
37 The Dataverse Project 4
40 Dataverse University of Pittsburgh 2
40 UK Data Archive 2
42 4TU.ResearchData 1
42 Abacus Data Network British Columbia Universities 1
42 American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database 1
42 e-ciencia Datos Consorcio Madroño Universidades de Madrid 1
42 Peking University Open Research Data Platform 1
42 Research Data GESIS Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften 1
42 SOCR Statistics Online Computational Resource 1
49 CIMMYT Research Data & Software Repository Network International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center 0
49 Dalhousie University Dataverse 0
49 DataverseCAT 0
49 Datos Primarios en Acceso Abierto de la Ciencia y la Tecnología Argentina DACyTAr 0
49 Duke University Research Data Repository 0
49 IISH Data Collection International Institute of Social History 0
49 MELDATA International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas ICARDA 0
49 NASA Open Data Portal 0
49 Portal de Datos Abiertos UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 0
49 The Australian (research) Data Archive 0
49 UBIRA eData University of Birmingham eData Repository 0
49 UNC Dataverse North Carolina 0
49 UNIMI Dataverse Università degli studi di Milano  0
49 University of Essex Research Data Repository 0
49 University of South Australia UniSA Research Data Access Portal 0