Generic resource is an arbitrary file or collection of files that are logically grouped together as a resource. There may be any number of files, and files may be of any type, including text files, excel files, word documents, images, and more. The generic resource type should be used for creating resources for which a formal content data model has not been specified in HydroShare. Generic resources are treated the same way as other resource types in terms of sharing and access control; however, no value added tools are provided given that HydroShare cannot anticipate what the contents of generic resources will be.