We can help:

  • Identify appropriate repositories and journals for publishing your research data
  • Describe your data so that they can be understood and reused by others
  • Provide training or information about data publication to researchers

Data Description

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.

Data Citation

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.

Data Repositories

Choosing a repository for your data

  • Subject-specific Repositories
  • Subject-specific data repositories can provide long-term storage of and access to your data, code, and other research materials.

  • DigitalCommons@WayneState
  • DigitalCommons@WayneState provides perpetual access to the intellectual output of WSU, including text, spreadsheets, images, audio files, and video files.

Data Journals

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.