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Research Data

A guide for locating, managing, and sharing research data.

Research Data & Scholarly Communications Lead

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Jess Newman
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Assistant Professor
Research Data & Scholarly Communications Lead
UTHSC Health Sciences Library
Lamar Alexander Building
877 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163

Benefits of Open Data

  • Catalyze new collaboration: Openly available publications and data enable researchers to carry out collaborative research on a global scale.
  • Higher impact: When your research output is not locked behind a paywall, researchers, policy makers, and the public are empowered to build on and utilize research quickly. It is well shown that open access publications receive more citations quicker than non-OA (Piwowar, Heather et al. “The state of OA: a large-scale analysis of the prevalence and impact of Open Access articles.”)
  • Compliance with open access mandates: Open access journals and books comply with major funding policies internationally. (See: Funder Compliance)
  • Increased interdisciplinary conversation: Open access journals that cross multiple disciplines help researchers connect more easily and providing greater visibility of their research. 
  • Reproducibility: Openly sharing your research data ensures a greater level of reproducibility in science – something that is vital to the integrity of the scientific record.