3 thoughts on “Finding a Home For Your Data

  1. Karthik Ram says:

    There are a few other options as well. The comprehensive R archive network also encourages users to submit data only R packages to the repository. While it is possible to include data in any package, this allows for authors to make data available separately (especially if their analytic workflow does not heavily involve R). This process is rapid and can happen during the review stage such that authors can simply include this information in the paper itself. This is assuming that the journal does not already have an arrangement with an existing data repository (e.g. ESA and Dryad).

    Of course, this isn’t terribly useful for people seeking the data but haven’t read the paper so other metadata repositories would come in handy in this situation.

  2. Todd Vision says:

    It’s also worth mentioning that the Instructions to Authors provided my many journals will suggest appropriate repositories for data associated with publications. Nature’s guidelines are more comprehensive than most: http://www.nature.com/authors/policies/availability.html

  3. […] for their data. If your organization has an Institutional Repository (IR), that’s one good home for the data. However, not everyone has access to an IR, and data in IRs can be difficult for others to […]

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