Open Data for Research

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  • 1. Why it is Important for ResearchOPEN DATAVelichka  Dimitrova,    Open  Economics  Project  Open  Knowledge  Founda>on    
  • 2. Open Data for ResearchOpen data is datathat is availablefor others toaccess, use andreuse – subjectonly at most tothe requirement ofattribution orsharealike.See also: http://opendefinition.org/
  • 3. Open Data CharacteristicsAvailability and AccessReuse and RedistributionUniversal ParticipationSee also: http://opendefinition.org/
  • 4. Replicable and VerifiableResearch
  • 5. Data Availability PolicySource: http://www.aeaweb.org/aer/data.phpExample:
  • 6. Making Data Available:Automated Game DatasetsSource:http://openeconomics.net/automated-game-play-datasets/
  • 7. Validation Tools:RunMyCode.org
  • 8. Benefits of Data Sharing•  Enables the Scrutiny of Research Findings•  Increases the Visibility of Research•  Promotes Innovation & New Uses of the Data•  Enhances Transparency and Accountability•  Avoids Unneeded Costs & Duplicate Research
  • 9. Incentives for Researchers•  Award structurerecognizing datacitations, datapublications, etc.•  Measuring theimpact of datasharing•  More impact, morereputation, moreresearch funding