Comparison of some generic research data repositories

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Repository Figshare Data Dryad Zenodo EUDAT - B2SHARE EUDAT - B2DROP
Data publication Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Persistent identifier Yes (DOI) Yes (DOI) Yes (DOI) Yes (PID) -
Free deposit limit Unlimited public; 20 GB; 5 GB / file 50GB/dataset; 2 GB/file (larger deposits negotiable - see FAQ) "free of charge for European scientists and researchers" - no size limit stated
Costs Data Publishing Charges ≤20Gb $120; >20Gb + $50/10Gb Will come in the future No No
Metadata Sort of Minimal Yes - Dublin core + custom e.g. from ontology Yes
Domain metadata No No In custom fields Community specific metadata
Data collaboration Yes, in projects No Yes, in data collections No, see B2DROP Yes
Free storage limit as above as above 20GB
Search features Google type Google type Google type Google type & Advanced
Confidentiality / Embargo Yes Yes Yes No; possible to restrict to registered users only Yes
"Drop" functionality No No Dropbox integration No Yes by mounting folders via WebDav or ownCloud
Storage provider Amazon DataONE? CERN Consortium Consortium
Comment Data to be associated with article publication Data can easily be moved to B2SHARE for publication