After data collection, you will share your data with other researchers or, if you decide not to share your data, make sure that data are long-term intelligible and accessible. At best, the project’s approach on data sharing and data archiving has already been outlined in a data management plan, when your project started. Questions that you have to address at this stage of your project are:
- (How) Will you share your data? (e.g. all data that were collected or publication related data only)
- Which archive or repository will you use to publish your data?
- How will you maintain privacy and confidentiality when sharing your research data?
- Under what terms and conditions are you going to make your research data and other research outputs available? Did you pick an appropriate license?
- How can other researchers cite your research data?
- What are your plans on long-term archiving and data storage (i.e., to make your data intelligible and accessible on the long-term)?