Utrecht University pursues integrity, sustainability and transparency in dealing with research data. Research Data Management Support offers the associated training, tools, guidance and support.
RDM Support has an extensive website with Guides, Tools, FAQ and more.
Universities, research institutes, funders and publishers require you to make your research data as reusable as possible. This also makes it possible for you to use the data of others. Before you start your project, find out if the data you need is already available or if similar data exists. Then evaluate if the existing data is sufficient to conduct or complement your research with. It is worthwhile to use existing data for several reasons:
Watch the tutorial underneath to get started:
Additional to the search engines dealt with in the tutorial, here are some more tips to search for existing data yourself: