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Publishing data

Authors have various options for sharing and publishing data. Preference should be given to discipline specific, community recognised repositories which are well subscribed and supported within the discipline. They have the expertise and resources to deal with discipline specific data. There are hundreds of such repositories worldwide with community specific standards. The Registry of Research Data Repositories ( ) is a widely used source of information about them.  If a suitable disciplinary-specific repository is not available, then a general repository that handles a variety of data types could be used.  Zenodo  is recognised as a good option. It is a trusted multi-disciplinary repository funded by the EU and run by CERN. It accepts datasets as well as publications, presentations, posters, multimedia and software. Datasets deposited will get a DOI (persistent and unique identifier). It can be used for long-term preservation and sharing of research results, but not for da