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Open Access: Open Data

What is open data?

A succinct definition of open data from Open Knowledge International is as follows:

“Open data and content can be freely used, modified, and shared by anyone for any purpose”1

The idea is that greater accessibility of data will lead to an improved research landscape that is more transparent, efficient, effective, and engaging. Read the full Open Definition here.

1. Open Knowledge International, licensed under CC-BY 4.0 and available at 

Strategies and Best Practices for Sharing Data

Data Repository Directories

Selected Data Repositories

The following list contains some selected data repositories. All repositories are free to submit to unless otherwise indicated.

UMB Data Catalog

Government Resources