Access to data should be as open as possible, and as closed as necessary. 

Sharing your research data may bring many benefits such as:

  • Increasing your academic profile by ensuring credit is given to your data as a research output in its own right
  • Increasing the visibility and potential impact of research
  • Complying with funder's requirements, including making best use of investment by avoiding replication
  • Allowing your data to be independently validated and tested
  • Gaining attention that may lead to new collaborations and partnerships
  • Providing great resources for education and training.

The following pages highlight what you need to consider:

Barriers to Sharing

Creative Commons


Finding the Right Repository

Keywords and Metadata