od-2. How Open is it?

Assessing Openness of Data


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Definitions and other Information


Task (30min)

Consider the concepts you were introduced to in the Open Access, in addition the links above. Although you can see a dataset, your use of it may be limited by accessibility or copyright restrictions! Assess the openness of one the above resources (or one of your own!) in the following ways:

  • Can you view datasets at no cost? Must you sign up to view the data?
  • Is there a tool on the website for you to view or manipulate the data?
  • Can you download the datasets from the repository?
  • Are the licenses for the datasets clearly marked and visible? What licenses are on the datasets?

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