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Launched: 2013
Record Updated: Apr 18, 2024
Repository service
Repository software

Zenodo is a general-purpose open repository developed under the European OpenAIRE program and operated by CERN. It allows researchers to deposit research papers, data sets, research software, reports, and any other research related digital artefacts. For each submission, a persistent digital object identifier (DOI) is minted, which makes the stored items easily citeable. Information from Wikipedia.


Built and developed by researchers, to ensure that everyone can join in Open Science.

Key Achievements

In 2019, Zenodo announced a partnership with the fellow data repository Dryad to co-develop new solutions focused on supporting researcher and publisher workflows as well as best practices in software and data curation.

As of 2021, Zenodo's publicly available statistics for open items reported a total of over 45 million "unique views" and over 55 million "unique downloads".

Also in 2021, Zenodo reported it had crossed 1 Petabyte in hosted data and 15 million yearly visits. Information from Wikipedia.

As of November 2022, Zenodo has 300k users, in 7500+ research organizations in more than 153 countries. On May 8th 2023, Zenodo celebrated it's 10th anniversary.

On May 8th 2023, Zenodo celebrated it's 10th anniversary.

Technical Attributes

Open Code Repository


Maintenance Status

Actively maintained

Open Product Roadmap


Open API


Content Licensing

Use and re-use of data objects: Use and re-use is subject to the license under which the data objects were deposited. Metadata access and reuse: Metadata is licensed under CC0, except for email addresses. All metadata is exported via OAI-PMH and can be harvested.

Standards Employed


Hosting Options & Service Providers

Hosting Strategy

Not applicable

What other tools and projects does your project interact with?

Integrations with Github, Dryad, Software Heritage ...

Additional Information

Organizational History

Zenodo was launched on May 8, 2013, as the successor of the OpenAIRE Orphan Records Repository to let researchers in any subject area comply with any open science deposit requirement absent an institutional repository. It was relaunched as Zenodo in 2015 to provide a place for researchers to deposit datasets. (from

Organizational Structure

Business or Ownership Model

Fiscal sponsorship (academic institution)

Full-time Staff



Primary Funding Source