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Finding published research datasets for the engineering sciences research
Many of the engineering sciences are in the early stages of embedding a data sharing culture and, beyond the disciplines shown on this page, there are only a limited number of discipline-specific data archives for engineering data. Therefore, if datasets have been published they tend to be within the interdisciplinary data archives or published as supplemental material to journal articles. If you are looking for code-based data please see the 'code-based data' page in this guide.
The list of databases provided in this guide are those that are recommended by major UK funding bodies or by journal publishers. You can search re3data or FAIRSharing for a full list of research data archives publishing engineering datasets.
University of Bath Library Subject Hompages
Marine sciences data
British Oceanographic Data Centre
NERC data centre for looking after and distributing data concerning the marine environment.
Marine Geoscience Digital Library
Digital data repository and metadata catalogue for marine geoscience data from the seafloor and subseafloor environment.
Australian Ocean Data Network
Data archive collected by the Australian marine research community that is searchable via map interface and metadata catalogue.
SEA scieNtific Open data Edition (SEANOE) publishes data in the field of marine sciences.
Earth and Environmental sciences data
Materials science data
Data archive for computational materials research.
Collection of resources, including datasets and databases, related to nanotechnology.
Ab initio electronic-structure data from density-functional theory and methods.