Where and how to store data on-line?
Published to support findings in publications, data can be made available in several ways: as a supplement to articles (small volumes via supplementary materials), in data repositories, and as data papers.
A study performed by the Alan Turing institute observed a citation rate of over 25% for publications including a link to data stored in a repository. Here is a list of the repositories open to chemistry and physics data. Researchers should take into account several criteria:
- Should your data be fully open access or kept under embargo?
- Do you want your data to be reviewed to check the quality of the metadata?
- Would you choose a repository backed by a private publisher?