Open data provides avenues for true reproducibility, citizen science, and improved decision making for individuals and entities across the globe (e.g., business owners, policy-makers, and individuals and their own health). To contribute your data openly, it is best practice to develop a data management plan before beginning your research to determine how best to be able to reuse and distribute your data upon completion and to publish data and supporting materials CC0 (or CC-BY) in a data repository. Here are some of the features of a data repository:
For assistance with choosing a repository and with meeting a repository's deposit requirements, please contact the Research Data Librarian at email@example.com.
Not all research data can be made openly available. Here are some options for limiting availability or openness of your data in a way that still allows sharing.
For help with exploring options for making your data public, please contact the Director for Research Data Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can reach researchers interested in your data even if it is not shared openly or publicly. Some options include
For help with exploring options for potentially increasing awareness of your data, please contact the Director for Research Data Services at email@example.com.