Proper preservation of the data ensures the integrity of the data remains intact for future use and easy access.
Ways in which data can be shared:
There are a number of options to choose from when deciding where to store your data. It is recommended that your data be saved and stored on a minimum of two options. Contact JMU IT to determine if JMU Central Servers are the right solution for your data storage needs. The Office of Research Integrity also has data security guidance that is especially helpful for those working with sensitive data. You can also find a subject-based repository. Other options:
Several options exist for you to share your data in a repository. You could explore subject-based repositories through the re3data registry or, if your data is interdisciplinary or from a domain without a specific repository, you may wish to deposit in a general repository (see PDF version below). Your liaison librarian can help you identify the most appropriate venue for your needs.