Corroborating one’s own research findings and making them accessible

‘Sharing is caring’ –  this also applies to research data. Data is not just valuable for your own research; it can also provide significant stimuli for other issues, even after your research project has been completed.

... where will YOUR data be in ten years’ time?


The FAIR principles serve to ensure sustainable research data management (RDM) by preparing and storing data and the corresponding metadata in such a way that they can subsequently be used by others.

(Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable)

  • Data is transparent and available for subsequent use by others
  • Acknowledgement of one’s own research thanks to data citation
  • Comparison of research findings and possibility of meta-analyses
  • Facilitation of interdisciplinary research

How do I publish data correctly?

In data repositories that are accessible online, research data can be securely stored and found for longer periods of time.

  • University repository: DuEPublico
  • Discipline-specific repository: approved services are already available in many specialist communities. Search via: re3data
  • Generic repository: e.g. Zenodo, RADAR, figshare
  • Data journals: focus on the description and methods of data generation
  • Specialist journals: as supplements to published texts


Find data and authors again – and be found! How can my data be found?

Persistent Identifier (PID)


Publications and data can be assigned unique, permanent identifiers – known as persistent identifiers (PID). Such identifiers ensure long-term accessibility. A corresponding system that is widely used at international level is the DOI (digital object identifier).


Names that occur multiple times, orthographic variants or changes of name can lead to situations where authors cannot be clearly identified. In such cases, a PID for authors is helpful – the ORCID iD. ORCID provides a permanent digital ID that distinguishes you from any other researcher – similar to a fingerprint. The ORCID iD can be included in important research processes such as the submission of manuscripts and applications.

Further information


Do you have any questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us.