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Research Data Management: Sharing Data

Resources for writing data management plans, preserving and sharing research data

Sharing Research Data

Research is a collaborative enterprise. Stakeholders across the board, from funding agencies to researchers themselves, are working to make research data more openly available. Sharing research data can help to:

  • Create new opportunities for collaboration
  • Increase citation rates for publications linked to shared data sets
  • Improve the verification and reliability of research data
  • Meet the requirements of funding agencies

When considering how best to share research data, researchers should think about issues of data rights and licensing, data citation, and ways to share data. The Open Data Handbook is a good resource to consult when thinking about how to make your data more open.