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Why? Reputation
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your methods
• Allows work to be verified
by others
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to research community
• Extend research beyond
your discipline
Why? Funding
• Making data and/or
publications available
may be a requirement
of your funding body
• It may make your
funding proposal more
attractive when
sharing data is not
essential
Why? Impact
• Sharing makes your
data:
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– Easier to access
• Open
data/publications
lead to increased
citations
Why? Reuse
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complementary study
• Test data for new
software and
algorithms
• Teaching purposes
• Contexts not
currently envisaged
• Completely different
fields
How?
• Remember you can share data at the end
of a project
• Use repositories and data centres
– Choose open access or controlled access,
depending on your data
How?
• Redact or embargo if there is good reason:
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Produced by Anna Collins (2012) for the JISCfunded PrePARe project
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