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Scholarly Publishing and Research Impact: Mid to Late Career Researcher Edition: Open Data

This guide to scholarly communications will acquaint researchers with knowledge and tools for better understanding and managing the creation and dissemination of their scholarly research.

Open Data Mandates - Am I Required to Share My Data?

Some funding agencies mandate that the data produced with their funding be made openly available. This has become more common following a 2013 memo from the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) which directed many federal agencies to make federally funded research articles and data freely available to the public within one year of publication. (Learn more.)

The resources below will help you determine whether your data may be subject to a mandate.

Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data Rights

Public Trust in Open Data

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, the majority of Americans say they are more likely to trust research when the data is openly available.


poll showing more trust in research when data is open

Credit: Pew Research Center


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