Pandora is an open data platform devoted to the study of the human story. Data may be deposited from various disciplines and research topics that investigate humans from their early beginnings until present in addition to their environmental context (e.g. archeology, anthropology history, ancient DNA, isotopes, zooarchaeology, archaeobotany, and paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatic studies, etc.).
Pandora allows autonomous data communities to self-manage their webspace and community membership. Data communities self-curate their data plus other supporting resources. Datasets may be assigned a new DOI and a schema markup is employed to improve data findability.
Pandora also allows for links to datasets stored externally and having previously assigned DOIs. Through this, it becomes possible to establish data networks devoted to specific topics that may combine a mix of datasets stored either within Pandora or externally.