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Open Data: Searching Repositories & Learning Tools

Offers an overview of resources for those using open data sets for computational research across disciplines.

Content Note

This guide is for researchers looking for open data to download for computational research. If you are looking for statistics or reports, try the Demographic Data & Statistics guide.

Finding Open Research Data

Looking for open research data sets but not sure where to start? Try searching in the resources below:

Library Databases with Research Data

Learning to Work with Data

Understanding Licensing

  • Creative Commons licenses allow creators to retain their copyright while to granting specific permissions to others to share, use, and/or build upon their scholarship.

Creative Commons licenses


  • GNU Licenses from the Free Software Foundation cover software and documentation.

Open Digital Tools for Working with Data

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