“Research is easier to interpret when you can see the original data.”

We recently interviewed Dr. Yu-Hsuan Tsai, Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at Cardiff University, who used Research Data Support, our optional author service for data curation, in 2018. Here are five ways the service helps if you are are short on time and looking for practical advice and support to comply with funder requirements for data sharing.

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  1. “Because it is a requirement, our data needed to be shared.” As a Wellcome-funded researcher, Dr Tsai is required to share research data. A growing number of funders, institutions and publishers have requirements for data sharing. Research Data Support can help you meet your data sharing requirements faster and easier. 
  2. “I was unaware of any other service providers like this one.” Whether you need help finding a research data repository or help organizing your data for sharing, our expert curation team can advise you on best practice.
  3. “It was straightforward and easy to use.” Research Data Support will save you time and:
    - Create and enhance the metadata for your datasets, making them easier to find and reuse
    - Check for the presence of sensitive and identifying information
    - Provide unique persistent links to your datasets 
    - Make your data citable, so you can link them to your publications and gain more credit 
    - Help you choose an appropriate license for your data
    - Provide rich usage statistics for your datasets
  4. “Research is easier to interpret when you can see the original data.” Research Data Support helps ensure your research data are findable and accessible by providing rich metadata and descriptions.
  5. “I would use this service again as it works.” Secure data upload and storage, quick and easy to use, and expert curation are all reasons why researchers including Dr Tsai are recommending Research Data Support.

Using the Research Data support service is quick and simple. Find out more and get started today.

Mithu Lucraft

Marketing Director, Outreach and Open Research , Springer Nature

I'm lucky enough to manage a fantastic marketing team at Springer Nature who bring together market insights with market development to promote all our open products and services – books, journals and data