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Open data

Open data are data that are made freely available to access, share, interrogate and re-use. The benefits of open data include greater transparency and opportunities for collaboration, participation and social innovation. Open data can lead to new knowledge generation from combined sources, improved efficiency and effectiveness of services, economic growth and improved social welfare.

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Open data support at Exeter

Digital data can be preserved and published in a data repository.

You may wish to make your data openly available in the University of Exeter’s repository, ORE.

License your data to determine how others can use, modify and distribute them.

Read more about Research Data Management.