Open Data Definition

Open Data are online, free of cost, accessible data that can be used, reused and distributed provided that the data source is attributed and shared alike.


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Intended audience PHD Students, Policy makers and Funders, Research Administration, Researchers and Students, Publishers, Librarians and Repository managers
Level: Introductory: no previous knowledge is required

Data-driven research is becoming increasingly common in a wide range of academic disciplines, from Archaeology to Zoology, and spanning Arts and Science subject areas alike. To support good research, we need to ensure that researchers have access to good data. Upon completing this course, you will:

  • understand which data you ...
Publication year: 2016  |  Open Data  |  Open Data Definition
By  Open Knowledge Foundation
Publication year: 2010  |  Open Data Definition  |  Open Government Data
By  Open Knowledge Foundation
By  Michael Franke, Stefan Heinzel, Reiner Mauer, Dr. Janna Neumann, Heike Neuroth,, Hans Pfeiffenberger, Henriette Senst, Andrea Siegberg, Dagmar Sitek,, Claus Spiecker, Prof. Dr. Joachim Wamb sganß,, Danny Weber,, Danny Weber
Publication year: 2015  |  Open Data Definition  |  Open Government Data