Publication Year: 08. 04. 2017 Date of last inspection: 08. 04. 2017
How to cite this page?
Social Science Data Archives. YEAR. IV. Publishing and Sharing. Accessed: http://adp.fdv.uni-lj.si/eng/usposobi/zkg/objava/ (DD. month year).
The phase of publishing and sharing includes:
Research Data Management Planning
Laurence Horton, ADP course for doctoral students, Ljubljana 2015
Managing Copyright and Access
The main question that needs to be resolved before data publication or study results publication is the question of copyright and intellectual property. The researcher needs to answer the following questions:
Creative Commons offers data producers pre-prepared licenses that clearly define allowed and unallowed use of publications. In this way, the published works can freely circulate amongst users. Putting a Creative Commons (CC) license to your publication does not mean you are giving up your copyright, you are only agreeing on whether to give access to your publication to everyone or under certain conditions.
Types of Licences
Appropriate licenses for research data publication are CC-BY, CC-BY-NC, and CC0.
The decision on where to submit your study and what kind of access level you will grant to your research data is best to accept during the data management planning phase. It is advisable to approach the selected data centre at the beginning of your project and arrange the conditions for ingest at the beginning. Some of the funders already demand that the researcher needs to define where to submit the study at the end of the project in their data management plan. Some disciplinary funders define an appropriate place od deposit for the projects financed by them also in their policies. It is a common practice that such a facility is the national disciplinary data centre, such as the ADP in Slovenia for the social sciences.
When choosing the appropriate data centre for submitting your research data, you need to check the demands of the data centre for ingest. You need to also weight the benefits of putting your data in a certain place. Be attentive of the following in your decision:
In Slovenia, the ADP provides the data centre services for social sciences. You may learn more about the possibilities and the procedure of ingest to ADP in the section Why deposit study? and Procedure of Ingest. In the process of selecting an appropriate data centre the researcher may use the registry of research data repositories re3data.org.
Data publication and promotion
A data centre, such as the ADP, arranges and prepares the submitted research data, together with metadata and accompanying materials for long-term storage. The study is published in the catalogue and made accessible for secondary use. Researchers and other users can get acquainted with the data and its creating in the section »Description of the study«, that accompanies every data publication. They can also get information on terms and ways of accessing data that were determined at the point of ingest.
Along with data centres and archives, the following stakeholders can participate in promoting and exploiting access to research data:
The researchers may:
The research institution may:
The libraries may:
The funders may:
Analyzed data, which are the base of graphs, tables and/or pictures, need to be referenced within the text and also amongst the used resources at the end of the text. Only likewise it is possible to fulfill the demand for transparency and verifiability of research work.
The same goes for cases when the author presents his/her own research findings. The data publication is namely an individual scientific result that is the basis of scientific analysis.
More and more scientific journals suggest authors deposit or publish their research data in an authorized data repository prior to sending their articles for review. By doing so, the authors enable reviewers and readers access to data.
Citation of the data source in a publication should, in general, include the following information:
The form of citation should adapt to the standard of citation, used by the selected scientific journal.
An example of citation, offered by the ADP: