It is important to store your data with security in mind in order to ensure your data can be used in the future, and to guarantee data privacy and confidentiality. Sharing data allows one's data to be findable, reusable, and citable, and is a requirement for some academic journals and funders.
The UR Research Repository (URRR) offers a place for faculty, researchers, students, staff, and UR community members to deposit their research outputs. URRR allows you to:
Share your data, papers, presentations, dissertations, and other research outputs
Make your work easily accessible to the global research community
Meet publisher and funder requirements (such as the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy)
Reserve a DOI for your research output
Connect your data and research outputs to your publications and ORCID
Benefit from the UR Libraries’ data curation process
Every UR community member will be allotted 10GB of initial storage and data submissions will also undergo a light data curation process by the UR libraries, helping ensure your data meets funder and publisher standards.
ICPSR is the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research which maintains:
Use your UR email to get institutional access to the heavily curated datasets or to share your own.
It is important for researchers to consider confidentiality requirements before archiving and publishing data. The DMPTool recommends researchers consider:
To ethically share confidential data, you may be able to:
It may be necessary to de-identify your data. This article by Kelsey Finch at the Future of Privacy Forum is a good resource on de-identifying your data.
The Open Data Commons, the home of a set of legal tools and licenses to help researchers publish, provide and use open data, has created three standards licenses:
The Open Data Commons also has a Licenses Service, which has data on more than 100 open source, open data and open content licenses in JSON and API friendly form.
The Creative Commons also has a library of standardized licenses, with some of them pertaining to research data management and sharing. The two related most to research data management and sharing are the following:
If you are not interested in CC0, you can learn more about other CC licenses by going to Data and CC Licenses.