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Types of data that can be shared

  • Primary / raw data
  • Microdata
  • Aggregate data
  • Metadata (e.g. semantic metadata, metadata about collections)

Collaboration tools and software

General-purpose collaboration tools

Discipline-specific collaboration tools

Benefits of sharing your research data (1)

  • Make your research transparent and thus increase trust in science.
  • Be the first of claiming an idea, providing data to support it and get feedback.
  • Increase the speed of discovery and the knowledge creation process.
  • Internationalize your research and be inclusive.

Further resources

  • Sielemann, K., Hafner, A., & Pucker, B. (2020). The reuse of public datasets in the life sciences: potential risks and rewards. In PeerJ (Vol. 8, p. e9954). PeerJ.
  • Soiland-Reyes, S., Sefton, P., Crosas, M., Castro, L. J., Coppens, F., Fernández, J. M., Garijo, D., Grüning, B., La Rosa, M., Leo, S., Ó Carragáin, E., Portier, M., Trisovic, A., RO-Crate Community, Groth, P., & Goble, C. (2022). Packaging research artefacts with RO-Crate. In S. Peroni (Ed.), Data Science (Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 97–138). IOS Press.


  1. Cozatl R. et al. 2021-11. Workshop on Research Data Management. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg and ZB MED - Information Centre for Life Sciences. Google Slides.