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Managing your data

Why Share Data?

  • Verification, reproduction, and objectivity are a few of the tenets of the scientific method that data sharing directly support.  
  • To fulfill funder requirements.  The NSF, NIH, and other public and private funding agencies are now encouraging, if not requiring, data sharing.
  • Increase the impact of your research.  Sharing Detailed Research Data is Associated with Increased Citation Rate (PLoS ONE).
  • Some journals are requiring you make your data available as a condition of publication 

Tools to facilitate data sharing

Open Data Manifesto's