Research data can be published in trusted discipline specific repositories or on an institutional research data repository. The University of Pretoria uses the Figshare platform for its research data repository on which University of Pretoria researchers can publish their data
Data journals consist of "data articles that describe how, why and when a dataset was collected and any derived data product" (Whyte, 2015). "Rather than presenting any analysis or conclusions, a data article may present arguments about the value of the data for future analysis" (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, 2020). "Such publishing mechanism both give credit that is recognizable within the scientific ecosystem, and also ensure the quality of the published data and metadata through the peer review process" (Gorgolewski et al., 2015).
The University's research data repository runs on a Figshare instance and can be searched at https://researchdata.up.ac.za/
Figshare is an international cloud-based Research Data Repository in support of the dissemination phase of the Research Data Management life cycle
This data repository facilitates data publishing, sharing and collaboration of academic research, allowing UP to manage and in some cases showcase its data to the wider research community
Procedure to upload datasets onto the UP research data repository
Procedure to upload datasets onto the UP research data repository is as follows:
For further assistance or queries please contact Rosina Ramokgola at e-mail: rosina.ramokgola@ up.ac.za or Pfano Makhera at e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org