Make your data count

Sharing data

  • Research data remain a valuable resource, even after the life of the research project for which they were collected and used.  Sharing the research outcomes enables future researchers to open up new lines of enquiry without the duplication of effort involved in collecting the data again.
  • Many research funders now encourage or require researchers to share data.
  • Researchers should have a plan for how and when their research data can be shared (if indeed it can be), what might limit or prohibit data sharing, and what can be done to enable other researchers to correctly cite data where it has been made available.

Find out what to take into account when sharing data by exploring this section further.

To share or not to share?

To share or not to share?

Sharing data has many benefits, but there may be occasions when you should consider not sharing.
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Rights and licensing

Rights and licensing

Guidance on rights & ownership of research data, and ways to clarify terms through licensing.
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How to share

How to share

There are different ways to share data. Find out about depositing data and protecting your data.
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Citing your data

Citing your data

Find out about data citation, why it's important, and how to cite research data.
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