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 and provide research material for those with little or no funding
  • 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

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Ways to Share and Publish

Deposit your data in a discipline-specific repository or archive

Deposit your data in a repository or archive to ensure that it can be accessed, cited and reused. Journal publishers such as Nature Publishing Group and the Public Library of Science (PLOS) increasingly require that the data underpinning the research they publish is shared or deposited in an accessible database or repository. Your journal publisher or funder may prefer you to use a certain repository; your supervisor or School may also have recommendations.

Submit your data to a journal along with your research paper

Ensure you’re familiar with the data sharing and accessibility requirements of a journal before you submit your research to be published, and follow good research data management practices throughout your project to ensure your data can be shared and 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. Please note: the list is not an endorsement of any particular service or tool.

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

Research Data Management Librarian
Guidance, training opportunities and practical support.

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.

Contact a Subject Librarian
Personal research help by email, phone, or appointment.


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