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Research Data Management: Definition of Research Data

Definition of Research Data

What is research data?

Research data is the recorded information necessary to support or validate a research project’s observations, findings, or outputs.

Research data depending on discipline can be textual, numerical, qualitative, quantitative, final, preliminary, physical, digital, or print.

Sources:  Research Data Oxford

What is open data?

Open Data is freely available on the internet, permitting any user to download, copy, analyze, re-process, pass to software, or use for any other purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers.

Source: SPARC

Should all research data be open?

NO! All research data can not be open reasons legal, commercial, etc. However, all research data should manage!

Why Open Data?