Answered By: Research Data Management ULS
Last Updated: Nov 11, 2015     Views: 23

Depositing your data allows you to archive your datasets so they can be stored, preserved, and shared with other researchers. Sharing enables new discoveries, helps increase your citation rates, and increases future possibilities for collaboration.

Some options for depositing your data:

  • D-Scholarship@Pitt, Pitt’s institutional repository, is best for storing inactive data (i.e. ones that won’t be modified or added to). You can make your datasets private, fully public, or available only to the Pitt community. Consider depositing your data in D-Scholarship@Pitt after the completion of your research. 
  • Discipline-specific data repositories allow your data to be found more easily by others in your field.  Search re3data.org or repositories based on disciplines.
  • Data journals dedicated to publishing datasets are becoming increasingly common.

There are also options for managing active research data, if you're not yet finished adding to your datasets.

Find out more at ULS Support for Research Data Management . You can view details about managing your data throughout the research lifecycle at Research Data Management @ PittContact us to ask a question, set up a consultation, or learn more about available service.

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