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Open Access

What is Open Data?

The Open Data Handbook describes Open Data as, “…data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and share-alike.” Information obtained from websites that allow users to search apartments, find out game statistics, or look up famous names are all practical examples of Open Data.

Here are a several Open Data resources that provide general information, datasets, and other important Open Data output to support research and scholarship.

FigShare

Open Data Commons

Open Data Handbook

Registry of Research Data Repositories