As a University of Edinburgh researcher, why would you want to deposit data in Edinburgh DataShare?
Research councils are under pressure to get the most value out of publicly funded research. Increasingly they are requiring data management plans at the proposal stage, indicating how your data will be managed during the life of the project and how data will be shared after publication of your results.
Edinburgh DataShare acts as a trusted repository for your research data, where none is designated by your funder. Your data will be discoverable and accessible for others to use beyond the life of your research project. A permanent identifier can be recorded with your funder to ensure persistent access.
In addition, some publishers require that the data on which a publication is based is made available by the author. By depositing once you can meet all future requests by researchers wanting a copy of your data.