Data Access


Many journals require authors of original research articles to publish their underlying raw data. This could well be a requirement of your funding, so you should check your funder’s policy.

You should:

  1. Publish your data in a suitable repository

  2. Cite the dataset in a “Data Availability” section. 

  3. Include the citation in your references list, so that your manuscript and dataset can be linked together.

Publishing your data doubles your research outputs, and there are lots of metrics you can use to track the impact of your dataIf you’re worried about sharing data, not sure what data to share, or want to learn about embargo periods, you can learn more at the digital curation centre.