Why you should publish your research data?
Open access to research data is increasingly demanded by the scientific community and research funders in order to verify published research results and to enable subsequent use of the data. Data publication in accordance with the FAIR principles is now also part of good scientific practice in the geosciences.
Publication of research data unlocks opportunities for researchers as well as for science as a whole. The advantages of well-documented and published data are amusingly illustrated in this video clip: A data management horror story (4min:40).