|Type of Repository||Pros||Cons|
|Domain-specific data repository||most likely to provide domain expertise for data retention and searching; most visible to your colleagues||More selective; higher standards for metadata and documentation|
|General purpose data repository||most likely to provide useful search and navigation tools||More need for contract review for copyright, long-term preservation and appropriateness to your funder and/or publisher|
|Institutional data repository||most likely to accept a variety of data and to ensure long-term preservation||ScholarWorks@uark.edu is happy to accept your papers; however, it is unable to support data files.|
|Journal supplementary material services||Most likely to comply to publisher's requirements||May be costly and may not support long-term storage and preservation needs.|
|Departmental, project or personal webpage and collections||Tailored to your data and collection. Traditional method of sharing||Less visible to potential users, requires personal or departmental upkeep and unlikely to sustain long-term access to your data|
With all things equal, it is commonly recommended to place materials in a subject repository if one is available; followed by a general repository; and finally a regional or institutional repository.