Visibility and credit
Data publishing can enhance your profile as a researcher by making your research more discoverable. Publication allows other researchers to find, use and cite your work,and allows you to track the impact of your research. There is evidence to suggest that publications with open datasets attract more citations.¹
Transparency and robustness
Data publication enables other researchers to reproduce your research to verify findings. This promotes transparency and increases the robustness of the scholarly record.
Publisher and funder requirements
Funders and publishers increasingly require publication of datasets associated with your research. Many publishers now also require researchers share their data as part of the peer review process.
1. Giovanni Colavizza et al, "The citation advantage of linking publications to research data," PLOS One (2020) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230416