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Research Impact Challenge: Challenge 11: Share the Data: Make your Data Discoverable on a Data Repository

Challenge Description

Challenge Eleven
Share the Data:
Make your data discoverable on a data repository

 

 

Data is second only to journal articles in terms of importance to science communication and publishing. And as a researcher, chances are you’ve got research data lying around on your hard drive or server. Yet a lot of research data never sees the light of day. 

New research has found that by putting your research data online, you’ll become up to 30% more highly cited than if you kept your data hidden. Open research data also leads to more replicable studies, and is important to the quality of science overall. And advancements in technology have made it easier than ever to cheaply preserve and make your data Open Access.

In this Challenge, we’ll share three easy ways to make your data available online: Open Repositories (ORs) like Figshare; Disciplinary Repositories (DRs) like ICPSR; and Institutional Repositories such as UBC Library's Dataverse, which is an open source application to publish, share, reference, extract and analyze research data. UBC Library can create a Dataverse setup for your research group where you can actively manage your data, share it securely with colleagues, provide version control, establish a permanent data citation, get a DOI for your dataset, and more.  

This session will be lead by Eugene Barsky, Research Data Librarian.

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Acknowledgements

This Challenge is adapted under a CC-BY 4.0 license from the The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research eBook published by Impactstory.org and authored by Stacy Konkiel.

The original challenge is Impact Challenge Day 12: Make your data discoverable on a data repository.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The Challenge

In this Challenge, we’ll share three easy ways to make your data available online: Open Repositories (ORs) like Figshare; Disciplinary Repositories (DRs) like ICPSR; and Institutional Repositories such as UBC Library's Dataverse, which is an open source application to publish, share, reference, extract and analyze research data. UBC Library can create a Dataverse setup for your research group where you can actively manage your data, share it securely with colleagues, provide version control, establish a permanent data citation, get a DOI for your dataset, and more.  

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