You can deposit your data in dedicated data repositories. Some repositories, such as Zenodo, accept both publications and datasets. Data repositories allow you to provide persistent links to your datasets, so that they can be cited, linked and tracked. This also allows for version control. Just like publications, you can license your data to make clear what level of reuse you will allow for your dataset. OpenAIRE recommends to use the Creative Commons CC0 Waiver or CC-BY licence for open access to data.
Overviews of data repositories can be found on re3data.org. It is recommended to select a certified so-called Trustworthy Data Repository, when this is available in your discipline.
More information about Research Data Management (RDM) and making your data open:
- Webinar recording joint EUDAT-OpenAIRE webinar “Research Data Management: An Introductory Webinar” (May 2016)
- Webinar recording OpenAIRE webinar "Open research data and data management for Horizon 2020 projects” (June 2016)
- Webinar recording joint EUDAT-OpenAIRE webinar “How to write a data management plan?” (July 2016)
- 5th OpenAIRE workshop “Sharing research data and open access to publications in Horizon 2020” (November 2015)
- An introduction to Open Data by the Open Knowledge Foundation
- Digital Curation Centre DCC
- OpenAIRE support, including links to factsheets
More information on licences:
- Creative Commons licenses
- DCC on licences
- Open Licenses Services
- EUDAT tool select a proper usage license for your data
Training Materials about RDM: