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.