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Why research data is needed?
The benefits of publicly-funded research should flow back to the public
Management of research projects in a more efficient manner
Compliance with research funder mandate
Compliance with legal and ethical requirements
In order to facilitate the reproducibility and re-usability of research findings
Duplication of research efforts can be reduced – along with the associated costs
Validation of previously published research
Data support at Stellenbosch University Library and Information Service
NRF Statement on Open Access
"In addition, the data supporting the publication should be deposited in an accredited Open Access repository, with the provision of a Digital Object Identifier for future citation and referencing"
Recommended Data Repositories
SUNScholar Data powered by
(to be launched 2019) Figshare
a repository for publishing FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and (reusable) data, operating procedures and models for the systems biology community FAIRDOMHub
Useful data science tools