Research Data ServicesPublish & Preserve Data

Sharing data can be as simple as sending a file to a colleague. There are other ways to make your data available, and while they may require more work up front, they can increase access to (and citation of) research data.

Why share your data?

  • To fulfill funder requirements. NIH, NSF, and may other research funding sources expect researchers to publish and preserve access to their data.
  • Some journals and societies require data publishing and preservation, i.e., PLOS, Nature, Dryad partner journals, to name a few.
  • To increase the impact of your research. Sharing detailed research data is associated with increased citation rate (PLoS ONE).
  • To address questions about reproducibility
  • To speed the rate of discoveries in your discipline.
  • To establish priority and a public record.