Research Data Support service

Research data refers to the collection of files that support your research project, study or publication (sometimes called datasets).

Our Research Data Support service is a paid curation service for any published researcher (or those who are in the process of publishing in a Springer Nature journal or book). Researchers that use the service often don't have the time, expertise or knowledge needed to:

  • Organise data in a useful way.
  • Meet funder or institutional requirements on data sharing. 
  • Get more credit and readership of their data and associated publication. 

Find out more about the benefits of sharing your research data.​​​​​​​

As standard, datasets cost €300/£265/US$340* and we accept most file types. 

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Using our Research Data Support service is easy

  1. Fill in a 2-minute enquiry form to see if your dataset (collection of files) is eligible for the service.
  2. We can’t publish data that refer to human participants (personal data) or sensitive data (identifiable). Please remove any personal or sensitive details such as names, addresses, locations etc.
  3. Upload (drag and drop) your collection of files to our secure online repository, hosted by figshare.

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Our team of expert Research Data Editors do all the time-consuming work

  • We organise and curate your data to the highest quality and present it in a useful way that makes it easier for other researchers to understand and learn from.
  • We make your research data findable by relevant researchers in your field of study.
  • We promote your research data to the right people to encourage citations and reuse of your research further. 
  • We provide support and advice on any aspect of research data sharing that you’re not sure about.

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Learn more about what happens to your datasets once submitted.

Research Data Support makes research data easier to find and understand by editing and enhancing metadata about submitted data and files (such as titles, authors, keywords and descriptions). Professional Research Data Editors also carry out checks on file integrity, for the presence of potentially sensitive information, and for consistency with associated manuscripts where applicable. Publication of data will be coordinated with the publication of the authors’ associated Springer Nature articles, where applicable.

Learn more about the benefits of sharing research data.

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Who can use Research Data Support

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