How to Submit

We are looking forward to your contribution. PsychArchives offers the following benefits:

  • Shared Digital Research Objects (DRO) - research outputs from the entire cycle of psychological research are welcome.
  • Citable and discoverable - uploads are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to make them easily and uniquely citable.
  • Open licensing - fostering re-use and open science.
  • Safe - your research output is stored safely for the future at a sustainable, publicly funded infrastructure.

PsychArchives covers content that belongs to the discipline of psychology or related disciplines. You can submit preregistered study protocols, research data, conference presentations, publications, tests, theses, analysis code, and many more DROs. An overview of PsychArchives publication types can be found here.

You are welcome to deposit several publication types belonging together, such as, for instance, a study protocol plus the corresponding research data, analysis code, and (preprint) publication. Users can then easily identify the whole related bundle belonging to your research project.

To submit your content, please follow these three steps:

  1. Select the submission form for your Digital Research Object (DRO) by clicking on the corresponding publication type in the list of content types.
  2. Fill in submission forms for all DROs you wish to contribute. When submitting linked objects with identical descriptions, you may refer to the first submission form for all related objects.
  3. Attach both the submission form(s) and all DROs to a single email and send them to The preferred file format for documents is PDF/A. Please choose an appropriate file name.

Related Products

  • DataWiz (beta): Free data management system, assists you in preparing your research data by facilitating high-quality documentation. Allows the export of data and documentation into long-term readable formats.
  • ZPID Data Curation Service (formerly known as PsychData): A special curation service is offered by ZPID for data meeting one of the following requirements: data of (1) longitudinal studies, (2) large-scale cross-sectional studies, (3) data collected for the standardization of psychological inventories, (4) epidemiological studies of psychological and psychosomatic diseases, and (5) data assessed during historically unique conditions. Further information:


If you have any questions regarding the submission process, please contact the
PsychArchives Team:

Lea Gerhards
T. +49 (0)651 201-2038

  • Terms of use
    - for use and contribution of DROs.
  • Guidelines
    - information for depositors on quality and selection as well as technical guidelines.