VBN has more than 500.000 visitors each year, so exposing your research data production makes sense. It will be exposed when people either visit VBN directly, or when VBN is harvested and exposed through library search engines and the like.
Registrering a data set is a easy as it is to register a publication. VBN also utilizes a tool named DataMonitor. This scrapes the most commonly used repositories for datasets and makes an automated registration at your profile in VBN. Note that this requires a match, eg. at your ORCID, to happen automatically.
Below are some examples of data sets in VBN
- Example #1 of a data set in VBN, published externally at Mendeley Data
- Example #2 of a data set in VBN, published externally at subject specific repository
- Example #3 of data set in VBN, published in VBN with file for download
FAQ for data sets in Pure
Below we have collected some of the questions that we hear most often - and the answers.
VBN ask for a publisher for a data set
If you have published your dataset through a portal, a publisher or the like, you can link this here. If you are in doubt what to write, write and select "Aalborg University".
What is automatically discovered by DataMonitor?
The tool Data Monitor automatically harvests from a number of sources. View list of repositories indexed by DataMonitor.
Can I publish data set through VBN?
It's possible to publish datasets in VBN, but often it's more feasible to publish in a dedicated repository for research data. If you upload your data to VBN, there is a 5 GB limit.
Should I register unpublished datasets?
Yes, please do. Publishing information about dataset can be a perfect invite for other people to contact you about the options for collaboration etc.