Data storage How to store datasets in a repository Requirements of funders Funders may require you to comply with specific criteria for data management and storage, depending on the nature of your research data. The most important ones are captured by FAIR. The FAIR principles Findable Accessible Interoperable Re-usable These are the standard criteria in Europe for data storage. The FAIR criteria will make sure that data are managed in such a way as to benefit scientific research as a whole. Make sure your data will be stored in a repository which complies with FAIR. Examples of repositories that comply with FAIR: re3data.org, and for Switzerland in particular: DCLM long-term preservation Costs of storage Depending on the size of the datasets and the period of storage, repositories may charge you a fee. Make sure you include these in your planning. The SNF will reimburse storage costs for funded projects.