Reasons for Data Sharing

The benefits of data sharing are extensive. Sharing data helps to:

Increase transparency and trust in their work
Reproduce and validate their findings
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Stimulate new hypotheses (Menchaca, 2019)
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Encourages others to verify and cite research
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Lead to new contacts from potential collaborators and funders
Provides a securely-stored, authoritative copy of the data (Share Your Research Data, 2021)