The Project had the intention to support researchers to link their datasets to their corresponding publications. The library of Tilburg University want to use the experience gained by this project to offer a standard service for researchers.
In the course of the project sixty datasets were accessed and linked to publications.
To store the data, the project chose Dataverse; because dataverse offers institutions, research groups and individual researchers a simple way of archiving data and providing access to others.
For supporting the researchers procedures and guidelines were developed.
An (at least for me) surprising lesson learned by the project was that researches in fact want to make their supplementary research material available – if they are supported by library stuff. ODE stated, that it is an important task for libraries to describe and upload the materials to make it possible that datasets are linked to their publications and can be accessed by others.
As a consequence, a designated contact person for researchers and support should be nominated at Tillburg.
A useful (and maybe the only possible) way for linking data to publications – or just another difficult task for libraries to support unwilling researchers for providing at least a little of their data?
What do you think?