Publish and preserve

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Research data publishing can be defined as “the release of research data, associated metadata, accompanying documentation, and software code […] for re-use and analysis in such a manner that they can be discovered on the Web and referred to in a unique and persistent way”. It occurs via data repositories and/or (data) journals, which ensure that the data is “well documented, curated, archived for the long term, interoperable, citable, quality assured and discoverable” (Austin, C et al., 2015).

As funding agencies and publishers are increasingly mandating to make data underlying findings and publications accessible, publishing data is now a crucial step for researchers.