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Managing and Preserving Research Data: Research Access and Discovery

Publication and the research lifecycle

Publishing your findings enables other scholars to read and cite your work. Publishing research, including datasets, also fulfills funding agencies’ increasingly common requirement to make research data open and accessible. Many federal grants now require that research datasets and publications be made available to the public. Researchers typically learn where and how to publish research within their disciplines. In addition, research data services in academic libraries can help scholars locate projects and data that may be relevant. 

Building a researcher profile can also be helpful in promoting your scholarship. For example, tools like ORCID help researchers keep track of all of their publications and share citations to articles, books, and datasets. 

For additional reading about data re-use, read Pasquetto et al.’s On the Reuse of Scientific Data

Resources and guides for sharing research data