This new service from Elsevier is worth a look. Data Search trawls the web to find open data sources located in institutional repositories, like our own OpenAIR and National Data Centres, such as UK Data Service, British Oceanographic Data Centre, and publishers’ resources. It will be an invaluable took for research students, researchers and for teaching resources.
On the other side of the coin, making sure your research data is openly available and lodged in a way which is publically assessible will increase your profile and impact. Data can be stored on RGU’s OpenAIR alongside your publication. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information