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.
The Austrian Social Data Archive (AUSSDA) offers a subject-specific data repository and, as a central research infrastructure in Austria, enables both the archiving of research data and data re-use. In addition, AUSSDA is the Austrian representative in the European network of data archives (CESSDA ERIC). AUSSDA is organised as a consortium consisting of the universities of Vienna, Graz, Linz and Innsbruck and currently focuses on social science data from subjects such as sociology, political science and economics. The AUSSDA team offers support in the preparation and archiving of data for all social scientists in Austria. In addition to expertise in preparing, archiving and providing data, AUSSDA also offers advice on research data management (http://aussda.at/services/).
AUSSDA implements international standards to make research data discoverable, accessible, interoperable and usable according to the FAIR principles, thereby supporting the open science movement and increasing the potential for data use. In doing so, integrity in archiving, compliance with data protection and ethical principles in research data management have the highest priority.
Since the beginning of 2023, WU has been participating in the AUSSDA consortium as an observer and, within the framework of this observer status, which is limited to one year, can participate in the meetings of the steering committee and the user advisory board in order to gain insights into the consortium and to evaluate future design and participation possibilities.
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.