Data sharing refers to the practice where researchers make their research data accessible to users or other researchers.
encourages enquiry and debate
promotes innovation and new ways of using data
leads to increased collaborations between data users and creators
increases transparency and accountability
enables scrutiny and validation of research output
encourages the improvement of research methods
reduces the time and cost spent on duplicating data collection
increases the impact and visibility of research
advances your academic ranking through increased coverage and citations
provides great resources for education and training
Welcome to ZivaHub | Open Data UCT
ZivaHub: Open Data UCT is powered by Figshare for Institutions, an online platform for citing, sharing, and discovering research data. This is a brief user guide which takes you through the basic steps to activate your account and begin using the platform. Figshare for Institutions has a more detailed user guide to assist you further.
ZivaHub is a place to make all your research data citable, shareable, and discoverable. It’s a place to share your supplementary research to make them first class outputs. Share both positive and negative results and get credit for all your research. Access to ZivaHub here.
ZivaHub runs on Figshare for Institutions - The all in one repository
For researchers, there are a number of ways for sharing datasets beyond their own research teams.
Early in a project, researchers should determine whether there are any institutional, funder, or legal restrictions that would prevent or place conditions on the sharing of their data. For example, in order to share some types of data, you may be required to develop a Data Use Agreement that is signed by the Office of Research. See the Data Use Agreement (DUA) Frequently Asked Questions page on the Office of Research's website for more information on this possible requirement.