Understanding Open Data

1 minute read / October 17, 2023

For those of you who are interested in taking part in EU-funded projects (e.g. Horizon Europe) and particularly research-based  activities, it is important to understand how to share your research data openly.

Open Research Europe endorses the FAIR Data principles alongside an open data policy as a framework to promote the broadest reuse of research data. They believe that sharing research data can accelerate the pace of discovery, provide credibility and recognition for authors, and lead to increased public trust in research. This also brings benefits for wider society, including driving innovation in technology, better evidence-based policy-making, and economic benefits.

There are many misconceptions around the sharing of research data. Here are the key points you need to consider when it comes to sharing your data openly:

  • Types of research data
  • Data sharing in different subject areas
  • Planning and support with data sharing
  • Rights to share data
  • Impact of data sharing on your career

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