A great number of research articles in scientific publications – particularly in, but not limited to, the social science disciplines – present and analyze results based on data collected from empirical research. However, publishing the research data at the same time requires effort. To name but a few, scientific publishers do not strictly request the supporting materials, e.g. research data, to be published together with the articles. Therefore, despite the importance of publishing the data, many researchers preserve and provide their data in various and less reliable ways. In this paper, we present datorium, a sharing platform for social science research data. Researchers can deposit and publish their data for better visibility, make the data as persistent, unique citable objects as well as enable reuse of the data.
Keywords: Open access, Research data, Sharing platform.