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Publish and Share Your Research Data

Publish and share your data to benefit both you and other researchers:

  • Increase the impact and visibility of your research
  • Help lead to new and unanticipated discoveries
  • Help lead to new collaborations  between data users and data creators
  • Reduce the cost of duplicating data collection
  • Provide resources for education and training

Source: Australian National Data Service (ANDS): Data Reuse CC BY 3.0

Don't forget to consider the related issues of:

Also see the Massey University Code of Responsible Research Conduct's section on Dissemination, Publication and Authorship (p.9).

Ways to Share and Publish

Deposit your data in a discipline-specific repository or archive

Depositing your data in a repository or archive can help you:

  • Manage your data
  • Cite your data by supplying a persistent identifier
  • Facilitate discovery of your data
  • Preserve your data for the long run.

Find a repository

how to assess a repository's suitability

using data from a repository?

Cite the data to give credit to the data producer, enable others to use the data, and meet journal requirements.

Watch the webinar Data as a Source of Information . You'll learn five simple tips for using data as a source of information in your research, including how to cite data you find in a repository.

Submit your data to a journal along with your research paper

Familiarise yourself with the data sharing and accessibility requirements of a journal before you submit your research to be published. Follow good research data management practices throughout your project to ensure your data can be accessed and understood when published.

Submit your data to a data journal

Data journals are publications whose primary purpose is to expose datasets. Publishing in a data journal may be of interest to researchers and data producers for whom data is a primary research output.

Find out more about data journals

Peer-to-peer transfer and sharing

The Researcher development website has a list of potential tools for collaborative writing and sharing.

Find out more about collaboration and sharing tools

Massey University supports the ZendTo service as a means of transferring large files (up to 20GB) in and out of Massey via email. ZendTo is a transfer service only; files are automatically deleted two weeks after upload.

Find out more about how to use ZendTo at Massey University

Data visualisation

Data visualisation tools allow users to communicate their research results, and to visually represent data in new ways that allow for enhanced understanding and discovery.

Find out more about data visualisation and tools

Why You Should Use DOIs and ORCID IDs

Ensure your published data can always be located and attributed to you through DOIs and ORCID IDs.


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier (ORCID ID) that’s unique to you; if you use an ORCID ID all the data that you’ve published can be easily identified as yours.

Find out more about ORCID IDs and how to apply for one

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)

You can apply a DOI so that your data will always have a persistent, citable link to the original source, and the impact of your data can be measured effectively.

Apply a DOI to your data when it:

  • Is finalised
  • Will be made available via open or mediated access
  • Will be cited in a publication or as an output in its own right

Massey University does not currently subscribe to a DOI minting service. If you think this might be of use to you or your department, please contact the Research Data Management Librarian.

Further advice:

Publish and Share Your Research Data Tool Kit

Researcher Development

Contact Us

Contact a Subject Librarian
Your first point of contact in the library for RDM guidance, training opportunities and practical support. Subject librarians also provide personal research help by email, phone, or appointment.

Research Development Team
Data management (funder retention requirements) advice for current and future research projects.

Information Technology Services (ITS)
Data-related services and advice on storage, backup, security, data quality, and metadata identification. Limited software for home installation.


These guidelines are informed by information provided under open licenses by other organisations including:

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