Manage Your Research Data: Open Data

This guide provides a primer on the fundamentals of data management.

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Open Data
Defines Open Data and provides context.

Data Repositories at PSU
Discusses data archiving options at PSU.

Search for a Data Repository
Highlights directories that allow researchers to find discipline specific data repositories.

Open Data Resources
Highlights options for researchers interested in depositing in Open Data repositories. 

Further Readings
Highlights books and e-books at PSU that discuss Open Data.
 

Open Data

Open Data is an alternative to large data archives, which charges for access and storage. Open Data is the fundamental belief that free access to data allows great collaboration, transparency, and accountability, while also enabling and encouraging future research. In addition to propriety data repositories, research data can also be deposited  in open, freely-accessible repositories (including PDXScholar). This increases access to, and subsequent use of, research data.

Data Repositories at PSU

Search for a Data Repository

Open Data Resources

Further Readings