Preparing data for deposit

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"Guidance on preparing and managing data"

Whether depositing large-scale survey data in our curated collection or smaller research collections via our self-deposit system, ReShare, data creators should consult our guidance below on preparing data. Ideally this should be prior to the start of fieldwork or data collection. In additon to the summary points noted here, we also provide comprehensive best practice guidance aimed at individual researchers and research support staff which can be found on our Manage data web pages.

We run a programme of regular training workshops covering key areas of managing and sharing research data. Please also get in touch with us if you would like to discuss any of these issues further.

Data files
Confidential data

Sensitive and confidential data

These data can be shared ethically and legally by paying attention to three important aspects:

Research Ethics Committees (RECs) may place different demands upon how to handle research data which may lead to perceived tensions between data sharing and data protection. Consider data sharing during an ethical review and consult our guidance for RECs on how to share research data without breaching ethical or legal responsibilities.

Access and licensing

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