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Sharing Data

There are a number of different services that can be used to share data. Which service is most suitable depends on what kind of data you have, and how you want to make the data available. Data can be made available in:

  • subject specific services, such as the Corpus server at the Humanities Lab, look for more repositories at Re3data
  • national respositories, like SND (aimed at Humanities, Social sciences and Health sciences)
  • tools for open research, like Zenodo or Figshare etc.
  • journals, either regular journals in which data can be made available in connection to a published article, or specific data journals where the purpose is to make datasets available. One example of the latter is Data in Brief.

Please contact the library if you have any questions about where to share your data.

If your data contains sensitive information, personal data or copyrighted material, the ways in which you can share your data are restricted. If you want to make it available, it must be deidentifyed first.

Use standardised licenses, for example CC-licenses, to clarify how your data may be used.

Reusing data

A great deal of cultural heritage data and public sector data is openly available to download.

Many of these data sources use open APIs that facilitate the download. When using someone else's data, make sure that the citation includes the copyright owner, version (if applicable), information about where the data is stored (for example, use a DOI or another type of persistent modifier).