What are the benefits of publishing your research data?
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Data Repositories and Archives
Repositories can be a rich source of data for reuse, or a place to publish your own data so others can find it.
The Australian Data Archive : National service for the collection, preservation and access of digital Social Research data for secondary analysis by academic researchers and other users.
Data.gov.au : provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public data.
Research Data Australia : helps you find, access, and reuse data for research from over one hundred Australian research organisations, government agencies, and cultural institutions.
Supplementary Material Published with a Research Article
Scholarly publications are encouraging access to research data by developing policies that govern supplementary data to the papers they publish.
This is a list of journals with policies encouraging or requiring authors to provide open data for their published articles
Data journals focus on the research data itself. The data is peer reviewed in a similar manner to scholarly articles.
This list of data journals was complied by the University of Edinburgh.
For data that are Open Access, you may also wish to protect your copyright by using licensing conditions. One way to do this is with creative commons licences.
As a minimum, data needs to be appropriately attributed (cited) so it's a good idea to always add a licence so it is clear what your intentions are for sharing.
A Creative Commons (CC) licence is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work. A CC licence is used when an author wants to give people the right to share, use, and build upon a work that they have created without infringing copyright. Offering your work under a Creative Commons licence does not mean giving up your copyright but rather permits users to make use of your material in various ways, but only on certain conditions.