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Publishing and sharing research data is a great way of incorporating open access and FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability) principles into your research journey. By sharing your research, other researchers can validate and build upon your research, creating a collaborative culture. Making work openly accessible supports research as a whole, and the amount of open access articles continues to rise year by year.
In addition, many funding agencies and institutions, such as the NIH, have also encouraged or updated their policies to require some level of open data sharing. SPARC has a tool to browse data and article sharing policies by funding agencies, so researchers can gain a better understanding of specific data sharing requirements they may have to navigate.
There are a variety of reasons researchers should considering sharing their data at the end of a project. Sharing can:
If you have questions about data sharing, storage, or preservation please contact the Scholarly Communications and Publishing Team or use the "Ask Us" link at the top of the page.