od-2. How Open is it?
Assessing Openness of Data
Screenshot from Databasin.org
Definitions and other Information
- Open Definition for data and content by OKFN (CC BY)
- Guide to Open Data Licensing by OKFN (CC BY)
- Creative Commons Data Wiki (CC BY)
- Conservation Biology Institute's (CBI) Data Basin
- Cambridge Structural Database
- NASA's Life Science Data Repositories
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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