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Making data more findable

Best practices for enhancing the visibility of research data in metasearch engines such as Google & Co.

Finding data still remains more difficult than searching for literature. Researchers will oftentimes not find the data they need for their work, or spend too much time looking for them. Data search can be made much easier by developing measures to improve visibility, for example, by leveraging meta search engines such as Google.

KonsortSWD is developing and testing measures to improve data visibility and developing best practices on how to apply them to data repositories. Moreover, we will implement prototypes of these measures in selected data repositories.

Date of provision: 12/22, implementation of the visibility strategy in selected KonsortSWD repositories