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Open Access Publishing Resources: Archiving & Publishing Your Data

Make informed decisions in publishing scholarly research.

Data Identifiers

Assigning a permanent data identifier enables you and others to cite your data even if the location of your dataset moves.

EZID service (UC Curation Center) allows you to register and obtain a permanent identifier for your dataset, even before you've created or stored it in a location. Metadata can be updated as information about your data and/or the location of your data changes.

How to Cite Data (DataCite)

Publish a Data Paper

What is a Data Paper?

From OpenAIRE - a Data Paper is a scholarly journal that describes data sets or groups of datasets, through the so-called "extended metadata descriptions".

The data paper: a mechanism to incentivize data publishing in biodiversity science

Example ecological data paper: Ecological Archives E086-135.

Data Repositories

There are a number of options for where you can deposit your data for long-term archiving.

UC Dash
A self-deposit service for public data sharing. Log in with UCM Net ID. Deposited materials are archived in Merritt and assigned a DOI.

Merritt repository (California Digital Library)
A repository service for archiving UC digital content with or without public access.

A dark archive that provides geographically distributed, replicated preservation of data with curatorial audit reporting.

Discipline-specific or multi-disciplinary data repositories.

Search/browse by subject area:

These include: