6. Archive & Publish

6. Archive & Publish

High-quality data have the potential to be reused in many ways. Archiving and publishing your data properly is at the core of making your data FAIR and will enable both your future self as well as others to get the most out of your data.

In this chapter, we venture into the landscape of research data archiving and publication. We will guide you in making an informed decision on where to archive and publish your data in such a way that others can properly access, understand, use and cite them.

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Main take-aways

After completing your journey through this chapter on archiving and publishing data, you should:

  • Understand the difference between data archiving and data publishing;
  • Be aware of the benefits of data publishing;
  • Be able to differentiate between different data publication services (data journal, self-archiving, a data repository);
  • Be able to select a data repository which fits your research data's needs;
  • Be aware of ways to promote your research data publication;
  • Be able to answer the DMP questions which are listed at the end of this chapter and adapt them to your own DMP.

Main authors of this chapter

Sonja Bezjak, Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP)
Irena Vipavc Brvar, Slovenian Social Science Data Archives (ADP)