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Tips to Select a Repository
Tips for selecting a repository
Data in a repository should be:
Persistent (not likely to be modified)
Does the repository offer a DOI for persistent access?
Searchable and browsable
Retrieved or downloaded easily
What levels of curation are available? (digital preservation methods, reusability formats)
Are there analytics available so you can track downloads, etc.?
Does the repository allow submitter to apply a creative commons license to the data?
There are a wide variety of institution-based and discipline-specific repositories
Repository selection should include:
Appropriate for the type of data you generate
Appropriate for the audience of the repository
To maximize data discovery when possible deposit in both a discipline-specific and institutional repositories
Check funding model of repository to assess feasibility of extended existence
Is use of a specific repository required? (grant-funded)
Publishing a Data Set
What is a Data Paper ?
A Data Paper is a scholarly journal publication whose primary purpose is to describe a data set or a group of data sets, rather than to report a research investigation.
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