Online Ancient Genome Repository (OAGR) is an open access repository for ancient human DNA data.

It captures and catalogues ancient human genome and microbiome data, including raw sequence and processed data, along with metadata about its provenance and production. Included datasets are generated from ancient samples studied at the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide in collaboration with other research groups.

Datasets and collections in OAGR are open data resources made freely available in a reusable form, using open file formats and licensed with minimal restrictions for reuse. Digital object identifiers (DOIs) are minted for included datasets and collections to facilitate persistent identification and citation.

Inclusion of data in OAGR is governed by the repository guidelines.


Data published through OAGR is made openly available under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence.

Under this licence you are permitted to share (copy and redistribute in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build on) the data and metadata for any purpose, including commercially, provided you:

  • attribute the creator/s of the data
  • link to the licence
  • indicate if changes were made


OAGR is built on the MyTardis research data management system.

Androulakis, S., Schmidberger, J., Bate M.A. et al (2008): Federated repositories of X-ray diffraction images. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 64(7):810-4.

OAGR was developed by the Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, University of Adelaide Libraries and eResearch SA, as part of a project supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS). ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program.

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