Publishing Your Data
Good descriptive metadata is key to the discovery and comprehensibility of research datasets. Both general metadata standards and specific disciplinary metadata standards exist for describing research datasets.
Research datasets can be cited in much the same way as scholarly manuscripts, and for many of the same reasons: to assign credit for the work, to help readers access the material, and to track the impact of a researcher's output.
Choosing a repository for your data
Subject-specific data repositories can provide long-term storage of and access to your data, code, and other research materials.
DigitalCommons@WayneState provides perpetual access to the intellectual output of WSU, including text, spreadsheets, images, audio files, and video files.
Rather than forming arguments or drawing conclusions from data, the purpose of peer-reviewed data papers is to highlight and describe research datasets that may be useful to other researchers.