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Data Sharing

Data Sharing 

See Data Tools for a more general list of useful tools, and Data Repositories for more on repository options.

Publishing Data

  • Data Publication: generating trust toward data sharing (2013) – Reflections from the 2013International Digital Curation Conference session on data publishing. Discusses options for publishing models that enhance data sharing such as data journals and enhanced publications.
  • Thanks in Advance for Submitting your Data (2012) – Review of journals’ data sharing policies.
  • Acquiring High Quality Research Data (2011) – Examines the differences between electronic text publication and data publication and the challenges that result from these differences for the data publication process. Data publication process is illustrated in the context of the human knowledge spiral along with key factors for the successful acquisition of research data from the point of view of a data repository.
  • Making Code Citable (2014) - Useful guide on integrating Zenodo and GitHub to mint DOIs for software (and data)
  • How to Cite Data - the eScience portal page on Data Citation

Researchers and Data

The nature of research, challenges and needs of researchers, and the value of research data.