To aid researchers in creating effective data management plans (DMPs), a group of organizations collaborated on the development of the DMPTool, an online application that helps researchers create data management plans. The DMPTool provides detailed guidance and links to general and institutional resources and walks a researcher through the process of generating a comprehensive plan tailored to specific DMP requirements.
The Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) is an international standard for describing statistical and social science data. Documenting data with DDI facilitates interpretation and understanding -- both by humans and computers. The freely available international DDI standard describes data that result from observational methods in the social, behavioral, economic, and health sciences.
The file format you choose for your data is a primary factor in someone else's ability to access it in the future. Tthink carefully about what file format will be best to manage, share, and preserve your data.
This page provides links to information about these disciplinary metadata standards, including profiles, tools to implement the standards, and use cases of data repositories currently implementing them
The following list of data sources has been collected and categorized for your convenience. The list has been limited to those for which there is a reasonably simple process for importing csv files. If an (R!) appears after source this means that the data are already in R format or there exist R commands for directly importing the data from R
The Dryad Digital Repository is a curated resource that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Dryad provides a general-purpose home for a wide diversity of datatypes.
Git repository on the Web, for sharing and iterating collaboratively on code. Often used in software development projects producing open-source applications but also used in research projects generating or developing code as part of the results of such research.
re3data.org is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions.
This repository service "enables researchers, scientists, EU projects and institutions to share, preserve and showcase multidisciplinary research results (data and publications) that are not part of the existing institutional or subject-based repositories of the research communities."
This service creates different citation formats for DataCite and CrossRef DOIs. Different journals and publications may require different citation styles. With the DOI Citation Formatter, you can choose from more than 500 different citation styles in 45 different languages, so you should be able to find the one that matches your needs.
At rOpenSci we are creating packages that allow access to data repositories through the R statistical programming environment that is already a familiar part of the workflow of many scientists. Our tools not only facilitate drawing data into an environment where it can readily be manipulated, but also one in which those analyses and methods can be easily shared, replicated, and extended by other researchers.