How to search and cite research data

Target audience
All employees and students at UiT who work on projects that include working with research data (their own or others’).

45 minutes presentation, including time for questions and comments.

Course calendar and sign-up
See event calendar at the UiT Research Data Portal.

Course material
Powerpoint presentation updated December 2022.

About the course

Management of research data and their availability has received much focus in recent years, and it gradually becomes more and more common (and expected) that data are made openly available. This results in new possibilities to build upon existing research, but may also be a challenge if you do not know how to search for data, or how to cite them properly.

Similar to performing a thorough literature search at different stages of a research project, you should also get familiar with already existing, relevant data. This way, you avoid collecting and processing similar data over again. At the same time, you may evaluate the need for new data, and whether there are norms and standards when it comes to structuring, labelling, documenting (metadata), and citing.

In this webinar, you learn how to search in different data repositories and search engines. You also learn how to cite data when using them in your own publications.