Sharing your research data
In their meeting on March 9 2017, the University Board at UiT adopted Principles and guidelines for research data management at UiT, effective as of September 1 the same year. The purpose of these is to "clarify responsibility and provide guidance on how the institution and its employees shall manage, share and archive research data in line with the institution's administrative, financial, and ethical guidelines." Read more about the policy here (in Norwegian only).
There is an increasing demand from scientific journals and funders to share research data, whenever possible. From the 1st of September 2017, also UiT The Arctic University of Norway will require their employees to share their data.
Data sharing leads to increased visibility of your research, which again may result in more citations and new collaborations. In this course, we will show how to share your research data according to best practice. We will look at how to find a suitable archive and what kind of license you should choose for sharing your data.
We will also provide a brief introduction to UiT Open Research Data, UiT’s service for archiving and sharing open research data.
The University Library offers a variety of courses on research data. For a complete overview, go here.