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Open Data

Following the European code of conduct for research integrity, researchers, research institutions and organisations:
  • ensure appropriate stewardship and curation of all data and research materials, including unpublished ones, with secure preservation for a reasonable period
  • ensure access to data is as open as possible, as closed as necessary, and where appropriate in line with the FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable) for data management
  • provide transparency about how to access or make use of their data and research materials
  • among other recommendations
This means that data should be:
  • identified in a persistent manner using community conventions, and described using sufficiently rich metadata
  • stored in such a way that they can be accessed by \(humans\) and \(machines\)
  • structured in such a way that they can be combined with other data sets
  • licensed or have terms-of-use that spell out how they can be used by others
  • accompanied by a Data Management Plan (European Research Council provides this excellent description)

Interesting reads


Data managament plan tools