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Repositories and portals enable data discovery by publishing data descriptions (‘metadata’) about the data they hold. Most repositories provide access to the data itself, but not always.
Research Data Australia is an example of a service that provides descriptions of, and links to, data from many research fields so that data can be discovered and reused.
Data citation enables attribution for your data and the data of other researchers. Data citation practices continue to evolve and vary across disciplines and publishers.
The Digital Curation Centre offers a guide to citing data in common styles (e.g. APA, Chicago etc.) and data citation formats suggested by repositories:
Metrics and measuring impact is covered on our web page Why and How Should You Measure Your Publication Impact?
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Last updated on Friday 12 January 2018
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