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Benefits of deposit

Still not certain about archiving your project’s data? Consider the following arguments for why it’s a good idea:

  1. Your data will be preserved and safe from loss: By storing your data at a data service, you won’t have to worry about one day losing your hard work. Plus, your data will always be available there for you to reuse in the future.
  2. You will be recognised and cited by others: Sharing your data increases your visibility among colleagues in your field, including citations of your data in publications.
  3. You will expand your network: Preserving your data and making them available to others can lead to new research partnerships and forms of collaboration between data producers and users. Daris facilitates and encourages such new forms of research collaboration based on data sharing.
  4. Your data are of potential importance to other researchers and to the advancement of your discipline: A high quality dataset is a valuable resource resulting from a significant intellectual and financial investment. As such, it deserves to be exploited to the fullest extent possible and from multiple scientific perspectives.

Interested in depositing your quantitative or qualitative data? Click here for details, or contact us at: dataservice@fors.unil.ch