To fulfill funding agency and journal requirements.
To broaden the impact and visibility of your research.
To encourage collaboration between data users and data creators.
To provides credit to you as a research output in its own right.
To allow others to replicate, or validate your results thereby improving scientific integrity.
Many researchers share data through email or on a personal website. However, this can often make it difficult for other researchers to find your data. Data repositories, on the other hand, increase the visibility and accessibility of your research to a broader audience. Additionally, repositories manage and maintain your data thus ensuring long term access without additional demands put on your research team.
When selecting a repository, researchers should consider the following:
Data should be submitted to discipline-specific, community-recognized repositories where possible, or to generalist repositories if no suitable community resource is available.
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