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Open Data - Getting Started

Guide for faculty on Open Data resources, research data management, and library assistance.

What is Open Data?

Short definition: Open Data are freely available for anyone to access for reuse and redistribution.
Open Definition

Open data should also be FAIR


"FAIR data principles" by SangyaPundir is licensed under CC-BY-SA-4.0


​Start planning now. Use this guide throughout the life-cycle of your research to discover open data help resources:

The data life cycle

From Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research:

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). (2012). Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving: Best Practice Throughout the Data Life Cycle (5th ed.). Ann Arbor, MI.