There are many ways that you can store and share your research data:
1. Subject Repository
Numerous discipline-specific data repositories have been developed to provide a platform for researchers to share their data and to locate data related to their field. The following resources can be used to locate an appropriate repository for your data.
2. Digital Commons @ DU
If you cannot find an appropriate subject repository for your data, datasets may be made available using our institutional repository called Digital Commons @ DU. In order to be deposited into Digital Commons @ DU, the dataset must be:
The final version of the dataset - If you choose to make your dataset available here, it needs to be the final version.
Contact Sheila.Yeh@du.edu if you are interested in learning more about Digital Commons @ DU.
3. Project or Institutional Website
Many researchers choose to design a project-based website to share their research data or to add it to an existing website.
4. Data Papers and Data Journals
Datasets are increasingly being treated as stand-alone publications. A data paper typically does not provide analysis or interpretation of the data, but does provide an opportunity to give more information about the dataset than is typically available in a data repository. Some journals have separate data sections for datasets, but there are an increasing number of data journals dedicated solely to publishing datasets. Oregon State provides more information on data papers and journals; this noncomprehnsive list of data journals is a good starting point.