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Publish Your Data



Making your data publicly available is good scientific practice. At GFBio we offer assistance in managing your research data and we also provide special support to enable the linking of your scholarly literature with datasets. Like this, you receive a Persistent Identifier (e.g. DOI) to make your data citable and linkable to publications. This procedure increases the visibility of your research, improves your citation impact, opens new possibilities for integration of several data sources, and  is increasingly being demanded by editors and funding bodies.

For scientific biological and ecological data, you can select amongst the several GFBio data centers; try the GFBio data submissions and make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable). The scheme in figure 1 ilustrates the data publishing workflow in GFBio.

Figure 1. GFBio data publishing - simplified workflow


To improve the interoperability of the data submitted via GFBio, we harmonize them with respect to structure and content. In fact, each data file is individually processed and reviewed by experts in the field. Overall, this procedure produces comparable data and metadata, promoting their exchangeability and reusability.

If you want to learn more about data publication check the GFBio fact-sheet, or the Scholix initiative to understand how a number of organizations are joining efforts to facilitate the sharing of information about the links between data and literature. There are also several journals related to scientific data publication, databases and data curation, for example, Database and Scientific Data. At forschungsdaten.org you find a comprehensive list of data journals for natural sciences and also for humanities.

Have fun with your data!