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Data Sharing Guidelines
A UWM guide on complying with data sharing mandates is available here.
Select list of funders with data sharing policies:
Select list of journals with data sharing policies:
How to Share Data
The best practice is to share data by placing it into a repository because you don't have to do any work after submission! Most repositories also have built-in methods for data citation and providing data permanence.
Here are some suggested repositories:
You can find other repositories listed by discipline at:
Also consider sharing your research code via Github or Google Code.
Preparing Data for Sharing
Plan to perform quality control and add documentation to your data prior to sharing either for a collaboration or publicly. These steps make it easier for someone to understand and use your data.
For tabular data, consider using OpenRefine for data clean up.
I recommended using README.txt's and data dictionaries to document shared datasets. You may also need to use a metadata schema, depending on where you share the data.
See also: Nine simple ways to make it easier to (re)use your data