Research Data Management
Share Your Data
There are many reasons to share data you create during your project. You may be required by a funding agency or a journal publisher to share data. Your discipline may have a culture of sharing data and pre-print articles. You may wish to speed up the progress of research by contributing to the open science movement.
Regardless of your reasons, sharing data requires you to be aware of mandates that apply to your project, repositories that accept data and are appropriate for your discipline, and any costs and limitations on sensitive data associated with a particular repository. You may also need to balance requirements or recommendations for data sharing with ethical considerations These are a few services that can help:
- View and compare federal funding agencies' data sharing requirements using SPARC's community resource.
- KU Libraries offers a comparison table with information on some general data repositories.
- Locate a discipline-specific data repository at the Registry of Research Data Repositories.
- Take along a one-page handout on research data ethics (pdf).