If applicable, describing how your research data will be shared is an important component of planning for data management.
Why share research data?
Whether you are depositing your research data into an archive or repository, publishing your data alongside a journal article submission, or securing funding from a research-funding institution, there are benefits beyond fulfilling research funding or publication requirements.
Some benefits of sharing
Improve research quality and impact, by encouraging a higher level of research transparency, inviting external validation and development of research methods, and broadening evaluation of findings by a wider audience.
Contribute to the public good, by facilitating evidence-based policy decisions, limiting redundant data collection, and improving research efficiency for a higher return on investment for publicly-funded projects.
Increase your chances of being cited, getting more credit for your research contributions, and greater impact in your field.