Publish and Share
Data repositories enable you store your data securely and make it accessible to the public. Entire data sets can also be published in the form of data papers in specialized data journals.
Do you know a data repository that is used in your discipline?
In many disciplines, there are specialized subject-specific data repositories. Such repositories are generally highly recognized and guarantee that your data will be available to your colleagues. This makes your results more visible and can lead to new collaborations. An example is the repository AUSSDA storing quantitative data from social sciences.
Where can you find a repository for your discipline?
If you do not know any established data repositories in your discipline, you can search for a suitable solution in the directory re3data. This platform offers only trusted repositories and allows you to search for specific disciplines.
You do not want to use a subject-specific repository, what now?
How can you publish your data set in a scientific journal?
If your data sets are particularly interesting for reuse by others, you can publish them in the form of a data paper. Humboldt University of Berlin maintains a list of selected data journals for various disciplines.
Here are some options you can use to publish and share your data.
AUSSDA is an example of a subject-specific data repository. The service is located at the universities of Vienna, Graz and Linz and focuses on quantitative social research from various disciplines (including sociology, political science and economics). The AUSSDA team offers comprehensive support by the preparation and archiving of data for all social scientists in Austria.
Zenodo is an interdisciplinary repository for all diciplines. It is operated by CERN and OpenAIRE (EU). You can upload up to 50 GB free of charge. Zenodo can also be used to create communities that map the research output of projects, institutes or entire institutions. If your are affiliated with WU, you can upload your data directly to the WU Zenodo Community. We check your affiliation before we make the data set available in the WU community. WU Research Data Management team will be happy to answer any questions related to the uploading process.
You can use a free licence (e.g. CC BY) when publishing your data. An open license increases the visibility of your data and allows for it to be reused by others. Once selected, a license can no longer be changed or withdrawn.