High-quality data have the potential to be reused in many ways. Archiving and publishing your data properly will enable both your future self as well as future others to get the most out of your data.

In this chapter, we venture into the landscape of research data archiving and publication. We will guide you in making an informed decision on where to archive and publish your data in such a way that others can properly access, understand, use and cite them.

Main take-aways

After completing your roundtrip through this chapter on archiving and publishing data, you should:

  • Understand the difference between data archiving and data publishing;
  • Be aware of the benefits of data publishing;
  • Be able to differentiate between different data publication services (data journal, self-archiving, a data repository);
  • Be able to select a data repository which fits your research data's needs;
  • Be aware of ways to promote your research data publication;
  • Be able to answer the DMP questions which are listed at the end of this chapter and adapt your own DMP.

Authors and guides to this chapter

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  • Sonja Bezjak | Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP)

    Being involved in RDM training and promoting open data in Slovenia I was happy to share my knowledge and experience internationally.

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  • Irena Vipavc Brvar | Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP)

    Having 20 years of experience working with researchers in SS data archives and being in the role of the head of CESSDA training, it was pleasure to help preparing the Expert tour guide and to see how the knowledge from all over Europe is being delivered to one module.