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Abstract registry is a research data repository and provides information seekers, publishers, libraries and funding organizations an overview of the diverse research data repositories internationally. Under the FAIR Data project and with the ‘CoreTrustSeal’ certification, re3data is an amiable platform for the researchers to upload and retrieve research data through their appropriate domain repositories. The registry of data repository services is explored and relevant data related to general profile, access policies, restriction and licenses, content types, subject coverage and other related services has been collected and analysed in this research study. The study found that, United States has the highest number of data repositories (1102) followed by Germany (433) and United Kingdom (296). India is in 11th position with 51 repositories. Among the repositories, 2059 were disciplinary, 671 were institutional and 291 were of other types. 2574 (42.37%) of the listed institutions were with general responsibility for content development and management of the associated repository followed by 1812 (29.83%) of the institutions as technical host and 1616 (26.60%) as funding institution for the repository. On the other hand, only 1.18% were sponsoring institutions. There was total 135 commercial and 2586 non-profit organisations for the funding of the research data repositories.