Sharing a dataset is nice, but to make it truly open you must make sure it can be interpreted and used in a meaningful way. This means your data should always include documentation that explains everything a third party should know, and a Readme file is perhaps the easiest sort of documentation you can create.Continue reading “Documenting data: Readme.txt”
File names should not be arbitrary. When managing your research data or your personal folders, there are many ways you can save time by using them efficiently. Here is a brief explainer by Guillaume Pasquier.Continue reading “What’s in a (file)name?”
Multiple repositories are available to host your research data once your project is complete. Let’s look at some of the options with Guillaume Pasquier, our research data specialist. Continue reading “Where should you share your research data?”
Research data producers need to be rewarded and acknowledged for their work. The readers of your research also need to be able to track the sources you used, including the data. This is why data must be cited properly, just like books or papers. Our resident citations expert Catherine Brendow explains how.
There are multiple reasons why you wouldn’t share research data you’ve worked on, and the most obvious might just be you don’t know why you should. Here are some arguments collected by our colleague Guillaume Pasquier for your consideration.