In this module we have explored what open data is, how to implement it in your research and how it can be used.
- Open data is defined as structured data that is machine-readable, freely shared, used, and built on without restrictions.
- The FAIR principles are a set of guidelines to make data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable
- Not all data can or should be open, what type of data and privacy are important considerations
- Open data is valuable for research and data reproducibility, public service transformation, innovation, impact, and research discovery
- One approach to implementing open data is to plan your data management, describe your open data, and preserve and share your open data.
- Open data is used in open government to improve transparency
- In teaching and learning open data can help students develop critical thinking, statistical and data literacy, and global citizenship