|On this page, you'll find information on how to facilitate its discovery of your data to other interested users. While you can share your data informally by emailing it to requestors or posting it to a website, informal methods of sharing make it difficult for people to find your data and access it in the long-term. Additionally, many funders are requiring data sharing plans; persistent locations for your data will make your plan stronger. To request assistance in locating an appropriate home for your data please contact us.|
There are a number of benefits to sharing the data associated with your research.
1. Increases citations of published research
2. Increases research efficiency by avoiding duplication of effort
3. Promotes scholarly rigor by making methods, protocols, & data more readily available for peer review & scrutiny
4. Enhances visibility and scope for engagement, including 'citizen science' and public engagement
5. Enables new research through the re-use of data and supports the aggregation and re-analysis of data from a wide range of sources
6. Enhances collaboration and community-building across disciplinary, institutional, national boundaries
7. Increases the economic and social impact of research, innovation in business and public services, and the return on public investment in research
Community standards and funder mandates for data sharing vary by discipline and data type, but here are a few general observations.
Here are a few funding agency-specific data sharing policies:
UKnowledge captures, stores, organizes, and provides open and stable worldwide access to UK's intellectual capital. It facilitates reuse of deposited materials to the extent warranted by copyright law or by the licensing terms of the concerned material. Members of UK's academic community are encouraged to contribute their scholarship to UKnowledge.
Below are the principal ways in which researchers share their data along with a list of benefits and drawbacks for each.
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UK Libraries is a member of DataCite and we register DOIs through DataCite for datasets deposited in UKnowledge. DataCite Research enables keyword search for datasets (with accompanying information) hosted in repositories worldwide. This mechanism helps other researchers find your research data.
► For more information about Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs), please visit our DOI page.
► For a additional data repositories, please visit our Find page for a more comprehensive list.