Knowing how to manage, share, and protect your research data is crucial to your academic and professional success.
Follow us during Love Your Data Week, Feb. 8-12. We will guide you through five activities to help get your data organized, secure, and ready for write-up, sharing and reuse.
Data are becoming valued scholarly products instead of a byproduct of the research process. Federal funding agencies and publishers are encouraging, and sometimes requiring, researchers to share data that have been created with public funds. The benefit to researchers is that sharing your data can increase the impact of your work, lead to new collaborations or projects, enables verification of your published results, provides credit to you as the creator, and provides great resources for education and training. Data sharing also benefits the greater scientific community, funders, the public by encouraging scientific inquiry and debate, increases transparency, reduces the cost of duplicating data, and enables informed public policy.
There are many ways to comply with these requirements – talk to your local librarian to figure out how, where, and when to share your data.
THINGS TO AVOID
Take the plunge and share some of your data today! Check out the list of resources below, or contact your local librarians to get started.
If your data are not quite ready to go public, go check out 1-2 of the repositories below and see what kinds of data are already being shared.
If you have used someone else’s data, make sure you are giving them credit. Take a minute to learn how to cite data:
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