Making data discoverable increases your research impact, assist with the verification of results, more importantly allows others to reuse the data in new ways creating new research endeavors.
Sharing data could be a requirement of your funding body. For example:
There are instances where data cannot be shared or may first need to be de-identified:
The RMIT Research Data Catalogue is a metadata publisher that enables RMIT researchers to share information about their research data across the globe. The Research Data Catalogue automatically publishes this information to Research Data Australia, enabling international access and collaboration.
Fill in the form to add have your dataset added to RMIT Research Data Catalogue
A DOI is a Digital Object Identifier. DOIs can be applied to datasets hosted on openly accessible platforms or on data held securely. RMIT staff and students can apply for a DOI for their dataset where they have a record of the dataset held within the RMIT Research Data Catalogue.
Get a DOI for your data or dataset by contacting the Library.