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Archiving and Sharing Your Data

Archiving and sharing your data is an essential component of the research data lifecycle. Without effective strategies in place, your data will not be available to other researchers, and runs the risk of not being sufficiently prepared for long-term preservation.

Persistent Identifiers

  • Assigning a persistent identifier to your data enables you and others to cite your data even if the physical location of your dataset moves
  • The University of California EZID service allows you to register and obtain a permanent identifier for your dataset even before it has been deposited

Deposit Options

  • UC Dash is a self-deposit service for UC Researchers to share datasets with the public. All items deposited via UC Dash are automatically assigned a DOI and archived in the Merritt repository
  • The UC Merritt preservation repository allows for both public and private access
  • Chronopolis is a dark archive that provides geographically distributed, replicated preservation of data with curatorial audit reporting

Publish a Data Paper

  • From OpenAIRE -- a Data Paper is a scholarly article that describes data sets or groups of datasets, through the so-called "extended metadata descriptions".

Additional Resources:

SHERPA/JULIET: A global database of research funders’ open access policies, including the requirements funders may have for archiving and providing access to the data produced in the course of funded research.

Registry of Research Data Repositories ( Search or browse this global database of data repositories to find or to archive datasets by subject, content type, and institutional location.