Increase the visibility of your own data
Most scientists use commercial search engines to find data on the internet. According to a study by Gregory et al. (2020) 59 per cent of researchers find research data by searching the internet (see https://doi.org/10.1162/99608f92.e38165eb). The share of articles which include data identifiers in the text rises every year (see https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.8q931). Therefore it is very important for the findability of datasets to describe them well for web searches.
Duration 10 – 30 min.
How can I give more visibility on the web to my data?
- Write a paper about your data.
- Write a blogpost about your data.
- Write a post on Twitter and/or LinkedIn about your data.
- Talk at conferences about your data.
- Encourage others to link to your data.
- Address fellow scientists actively to advert them to your data.
- Upload your dataset and your code book to the project you already have on Open Science Framework.
- Make your data citable with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
- Add the link to your data and code book in your publication.
Check out another work sheet on data visibility: Increase your visibility with transparent data
More info and work sheets at: https://open-science-future.zbw.eu/
Date: June 2022
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