Sharing Data

Several funders and publishers require data be made publically accessible. Apart from these requirements researchers may choose to make all or part of their data widely available.

If you are required to share your data as part of funding agreement, please visit the Public Access Mandates Webpage

There are a number of ways to share your data in order to make it available to the scholarly community and the broader public.  Check out the links below to find more information about sharing data and if it is right for you and your research.

The scholarly communications team at Columbia advises the campus community on tools, initiatives, policies, and services pertaining to the research lifecycle, from accessing scholarship to creating, publishing, sharing, evaluating, and preserving it.

An open access journal is an online article that is available to readers without charge. A researcher may choose to publish their research in an open access journal. Below are some resources for researchers seeking to publish in open access journals.

There are multiple places where a researcher may choose to make their data available. There are many discipline specific repositories, which some funders or publishers may require data supporting a publication or grant be made accessible. Below are some resources and information to locations where data can be made publically available.



  • Globus (free for Columbia researchers): 
    • Transfer files: From kilobytes to petabytes, with Globus you can efficiently, reliably, and securely move data between systems within your site or across an ocean.
    • Share files with others: All you need is an email address to share data with colleagues – Globus manages authentication and access.
    • Develop applications and gateways: Globus’ open REST APIs and Python SDK empower you to create an integrated ecosystem of research data services, applications, and workflows.
  • Code Ocean: allows researchers to create, share, collaborate on, and run code for private projects or to publish in academic journals. It can help meet journal and funder requirements regarding data management and access. Columbia is currently piloting Code Ocean.