Sharing research data benefits you as a researcher and the whole research community. Open access to data allows for the verification and reproduction of research. The best way to share data is to publish it on a recognized data repository.
Data repositories come in two main flavours: domain specific repositories, which focus on certain types of data such as genomic information or astronomical information; or general repositories, which accept broader types of research data. If you are planning to archive data, we recommend that you archive to a domain specific repository when possible. Repository Finder, a tool by DataCite, can help you find an appropriate repository to deposit your research data.
At McMaster we support McMaster Dataverse, a collection within Borealis, the Canadian Dataverse Repository. Dataverse is an open source repository software developed at Harvard which provides secure access controls, licensing, version management, data citation, DOI minting, and more. If you’re interested in publishing data on the McMaster Dataverse, please contact us at email@example.com
Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR)
The Federated Research Data Repository (FRDR) is a National Data repository. Any researcher affiliated with a Canadian institution can deposit data into FRDR. The platform can efficiently ingest datasets of any size, and preservation processing is done automatically. Data professionals from the Portage Network and institutions across Canada work with researchers to curate and approve deposited items. FRDR also provides powerful functionality to search for Canadian research data. The search tool aggregates metadata from numerous repositories. FRDR is an excellent choice for depositing large research datasets, and provides curation, discovery, and preservation services. Documentation on how to deposit data can be found on the FRDR Documentation page.