Please keep the following in mind when preparing data for open access:
- In order for others to be able to understand and reuse the data, certain documentation needs to accompany the datafiles, including a short description of the research sample and methods
- Datafiles often need some cleaning before sharing (e.g. removal of unnecessary variables, consistent coding of missing values)
- If there are more than one owner of the data, a written copyright permission is needed from the other owner(s).
Have a look at the Frequently asked questions section of this website which includes helpful information on how to prepare data for open access.
If you need further information or assistance do not hesitate to contact us (please include a contact phone number).