About ScienceDB
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Science Data Bank (ScienceDB) is a public, general-purpose data repository aiming to provide data services (e.g. data acquisition, long-term preservation, publishing, sharing and access) for researchers, research projects/teams, journals, institutions, universities, etc. Supporting a variety of data acquisition and licencing. ScienceDB is dedicated to promoting data findable, citable and reusable on the prerequisite of protecting the rights and interests of data owners and it is built and operated by Chinese Academy of Sciences Computing and Network Information Center.

Our mission

ScienceDB devote to become a repository of long-term data sharing and data publishing in China. The repository ensures the long-term management, persistent accessible to the data published. ScienceDB providing data publishing and accessing services to the international science community, academic journals, publishers, and other stakeholders. Its mission is to foster published scientific data compliance with agreed data standards and conventions, to promote the findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of scientific data, and cultivate data sharing culture in China science community.

Our features


Generality and openness

ScienceDB is a generalist data repository that publishes datasets in all formats generated from a full spectrum of disciplinary fields. We do, however, have a preferred list of data formats for optimizing data accessibility. We provide two options for data access in the data submission phase, open access or embargo. Please notice, the embargoed data will turn to open access after the end date set by the depositors. It means that all the data submitted to ScienceDB will finally open to the public.

Make data findable

All open data published on ScienceDB conforms to schema.org standards, possessing well discoverability and machine-readability. Furthermore, ScienceDB has been indexed by Data citation index on the Web of Science platform.

Unique data identifier

Assign a DOI

Each submission is assigned a unique DOI at ScienceDB, apart from the content that has been registered. But only the submission is published on the ScienceDB, does the DOI work.

Assign a CSTR

Each submission is assigned a unique CSTR at ScienceDB, apart from the content that has been registered. But only the submission is published on the ScienceDB, does the CSTR work.

Automatically registration

Equipped with automatic unique identifier registration and administration services, ScienceDB ensures all published datasets can be uniquely located and identified, either via DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or CSTR (Chinese Science and Technology Resource).

Data accessibility

All the metadata at ScienceDB are under the CC0 licenses.

At ScienceDB, we provide free access to all metadata and data files published on this site. Users can visit and download all data resources without restrictions, and no registration is required.

Data citability

At ScienceDB, we provide standardized metadata collection and automated unique identifier registration, coupled with a recommended citation format to ensure the standard citation of all published datasets.

Permanent accessibility

At ScienceDB, we are dedicated to ensuring the permanent accessibility of all open data on this site.

Tracing data impacts

At ScienceDB, each dataset receives impact statistics represented in multiple dimensions and at various granularities.

data views A user visiting a data page will be counted in data views.

file downloads Downloading any single data file on a data page by visitors will be counted in file downloads.

data citation downloads ScienceDB provides two formats of citation script exporting, Refworks and BibTex. Downloading any format of citation script on a data page by visitors will be counted in data citation downloads.

data citations Only the published data or its associated data papers (or data descriptor) is cited via their DOI, will it be counted in data citations.

Data manageability

At ScienceDB, we provide professional data management services ranging from data review to access control and version management.

Global interconnectivity

ScienceDB features automated bilingual services, which supports data interconnection and free flow across linguistic and platform boundaries, aiming the rapid dissemination of open data.