The movement of open access and creation of e-infrastructures to support the use of scientific information by the scientific community has considered the importance of accessibility to research data. These data are recognised as a source of proprietary and independent knowledge from publications. They can generate new knowledge and could be exploited in an interdisciplinary manner.
Law 14/2011, of 1 June, on Science, Technology and Innovation refers to the standardisation of data management in repositories in order to facilitate data preservation, access and distribution (article 37).
Polar data, especially Antarctic data due to the requirements of Article III in the Antarctic Treaty, feature instructions for the deposit and reuse of data available in thematic repositories. Proper data management must be coordinated to guarantee data preservation and exploitation, and to ensure interoperability.