However, many researchers lack the time and knowledge to share their data properly. In a survey of 7,000 academics, 46% cited difficulties with organizing their data, 33% didn’t know which repository to use and 26% felt they didn’t have time.*
“I had a really great experience using Springer Nature Research Data Support. The process was straightforward, and the team were very helpful…I opted to use the service because I wanted to make sure that the data accompanying my paper are as accessible as possible, and this presents an ideal way.” Dr Samantha Giles, Research Fellow, University of Oxford (https://doi.org/10.1038/nature23654)
Below is an example of a researcher’s dataset that we published in the Springer Nature figshare repository. The annotations highlight key features added by our research data editors, such as the comprehensive description and meaningful title. Our editors also added a data availability statement and data citation on the published paper, linking the paper to the figshare dataset.
The paper, published in Nature, with a data availability statement and data citation:
*Stuart, D., Baynes, G., Hrynaszkiewicz, I., Allin, K., Penny, D., Lucraft, M., & Astell, M. (2018). Whitepaper: Practical challenges for researchers in data sharing.