Due to the Open Science Movement the publishing of one's own research data has increasingly become part of the research process itself. Research funders, such as the SNSF, but also publishers now require their grantees and authors to publish their data together with the publication. The University Library's Open Science Services support you in making your data open.
To make your data FAIR and to ensure that others can access and use your data, the data should be:
In order for others to be able to reuse your research data, you upload it to a repository, that is, a digital archive. There are three types of repositories:
You are on the safe side if your repository:
The easiest way to publish your data is by sharing it via a discipline-specific repository:
If you work with personal and sensitive data, you will need to consider issues of data protection before sharing or publishing your data. Contact your institute's IT coordinator to safely store sensitive data during your project.
More information: The Swiss Competence Center for Social Sciences FORS offers webinars and documents on data anonymization, informed consent, and on working with sensitive or personal data.
For any other questions related to working with sensitive data, contact us at email@example.com.
The SNSF requires that research data arising from a research project be archived and made available to other researchers, provided that there are no legal, ethical or copyright reasons, confidentiality clauses or similar that prevent this.
The Central IT offers the possibility to archive your data for the longer-term. Contact your institute's IT coordinator to ask for details.