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Elsevier BV

Mission

At Elsevier, we believe that when data is openly available, the pace of scientific discovery is increased: researchers can verify findings, or reuse data to generate new findings.

When you make your data openly available, it increases confidence in your conclusions, and can potentially lead to more citations. All this means funding agencies and publishers are increasingly asking for data to be shared.

We knew we needed to provide a data sharing solution for our community, so Mendeley Data repository was launched in 2015, to enable researchers to post research data, gain greater exposure, and track usage of their data. As of August 2021, Mendeley Data has become part of the Digital Commons repository family, and is now powered by Digital Commons Data repository platform, which also powers a number of institutional data repositories.

When you post your research data to Digital Commons Data, it receives a Digital Object Identifier, so it can be referenced and cited. And we ensure your data will be securely and persistently available through our partnership with Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). Every scientific dataset is archived in perpetuity with DANS.

We want data to be useful and reusable, so we encourage dataset authors to indicate the "steps to reproduce" the research that led to their data, to add useful metadata and to publish under an open licence. Viewership metrics and data citation lists aim to help researchers find data that is more likely to be valuable.

Digital Commons Data is developed in-house by a team of dedicated business and product people, developers and designers. We're passionate about making a product that serves the community, whether an individual researcher, an academic department or lab group, or an entire institution.