This fact sheet from the Research Data Management Service Group at Cornell University provides a brief overview of some of the issues associated with managing intellectual property rights in data projects.
This guide will help you decide how to apply a license to your research data, and which license would be most suitable, as well as why licensing data is important, the impact licenses have on future research, and the potential pitfalls to avoid.
From the University of California's Office of Scholarly Communication blog: an article by Katie Fortney which explains Creative Commons (CC) licenses and public domain tools and how they work with data.
Where can I put my data?
Manage your research and share your supplementary materials and data with ASU OSF, a free scholarly web tool that enhances transparency, fosters collaboration, and increases the visibility of research at the institutional level at osf.asu.edu. Sign in with with ASU authentication and get started today or contact ASU Library Research and Publication Services to learn more about ASU OSF.
There are a variety of domain repositories that are a natural home for your data. You can also increase the exposure of your data and collaboration opportunities for your research by depositing in a disciplinary repository. Search The Registry for Research Data Repositories (re3data.org) to find the best fit for your work. Some repositories have fees associated with storing your files so include those costs in your project proposal.