We describe the development of a repository for chemistry research data (called Chemotion) that provides solutions for current challenges to store research data in a feasible manner, allowing the conservation of domain‐specific information in a machine‐readable format. A main advantage of the repository Chemotion is the comprehensive functionality, offering options to collect, prepare and reuse data with discipline specific methods and data processing tools. For selected analytical data, automated procedures are implemented to facilitate the curation of the data. Chemotion provides functions for a feasible data publishing process including automated Digital Object Identifier (DOI) generation and workflows for peer reviewing of the submissions, including embargo settings. The described developments were used to establish a research‐data infrastructure to build a new community‐driven repository as a comprehensive alternative to commercial databases.