Sharing & Citing Data
To make it easy to find your data, datasets should be deposited in a public data repository or archive. The following websites provide directories of repositories and are a great starting point for find the appropriate repository. Your librarian can help you identify which repository may be best for your data:
- Re3data .
- DataCite Repository List .
- NIH Data Sharing Respositories .
- Open Access Directory (OAD) Data Repositories .
It is extremely beneficial to determine in which repository you will deposit your data early in your planning process. Many repositories expect data and metadata to be of certain types and in certain formats.
DataONE provides best practice guides on things like deciding what data to preserve, identifying data sensitivity and what data has long-term value.
Clinical Trials - Register and Summary Results
The NIH requires investigators of select clinical trials to register the trial at clinicaltrials.gov and to submit summary results .