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The research data life cycle begins with the creation of new data or the reuse of existing data. Moreover, science promotes the reproducibility of investigations using the collected data as a method of confirming reported results and increasing the transparency of the research processes. Reuse of data also facilitates generating new advances in scientific fields. Despite the fact that reuse of data is a pretty common practice, accessing research data for reutilization is not always so simple. Often, research data is dispersed in different repositories or remains in researchers' computers. This section presents several recommendations for accessing research data and strategies for using them properly.
There is a wide array of places where one can find data. Some of these are:
These are some search engines you may use to find data:
Some general repositories are:
Some discipline-specific repositories are:
If you use third party data, you must cite it following these recommendations:
Here are two templates and a citation example based on suggestions provided by DataCite in the document titled DataCite Metadata Schema Documentation for the Publication and Citation of Research Data:
Creative Commons (CC) licenses are frequently assigned to data sets in order to specify how people can use them. It is important to be able to interpret these licenses correctly.
Click on the image below in order to enlarge it and see explanations about each of the six CC licenses.
Taken from the Creative Common website