Data sharing

Scientific knowledge is open by nature. Sharing and re-using data are increasingly important parts of the scientific process. Making your data publicly available enables the results to be reproduced and new analyses to be conducted. The researchers will gain more merits and funding opportunities through increased visibility. The quality of the research improves and data sharing opens new opportunities for collaboration.

We recommend sharing research data whenever possible. Various services enable you to share data within a project or for a wider audience. Data may be shared with others directly from storage services or sent as standalone files.

  • Sharing and syncing files B2DROP
  • Data stored in IDA may be shared with an open download link outside the service
  • Data stored in Pouta Object Storage may be shared with an open download link outside the service
  • Funet Filesender for sending large files
  • ELIXIR offers computational access and tools for global biological data resources 

Publishing data

When you wish to allow access to your data on a wider and more permanent basis, we recommend publishing your data together with its descriptive information, that is, metadata. This enables other people to discover your data and makes it re-usable.

Services such as B2SHARE also provide you with a permanent identifier for your dataset, enabling citations. When using IDA access can be given either openly or based on requests.

  • Data may be published in B2SHARE
  • Data stored in IDA can be described as a dataset, published, and opened for others to download utilizing the other Fairdata services.

Open research data

There are dedicated services for open research data, offering access and tools to e.g. query and visualize open datasets. Open data has been licensed so that it can be reutilized in research, teaching etc.