Data Publications

CRC members publish data as part of their research activities on a variety of platforms. The CRC needs to bridge between the needs of individual research communities (community-recognized platforms, homogeneous metadata standard), and the CRC's need to integrate research outcomes across these individual communities to achieve its scientific aims. A technical component of the CRC's approach to this problem is the use of DataLad datasets to index published data resources across a diversity of platforms in a consistent and uniformly accessible manner.

CRC members are encouraged to use DataLad for tracking the evolution of any data from the point of acquisition onwards. However, when data are already published without having been indexed by DataLad previously, this step can also be performed after publication.

The following list provides pointers on applicable procedures for individual data publication solution employed by CRC members.