Welcome to the Open Data research guide at Fordham University Libraries. Open data is used in a range of academic disciplines to offer insights about the world including Science & Technology fields, Business & Economics, Journalism, Education, Social Work, Political Science, Humanitarian Studies, Urban Studies, History, and more. This guide aims to assist Fordham researchers with understanding the open research data landscape, from finding data for computational research to exploring digital tools and research methods.
This guide is currently under revision. Please check back for updates.
SPARC defines Open Data as research data that:
For more information, see "Open Data." SPARC. Accessed February 24, 2023. https://sparcopen.org/open-data/.
Machine readable? API? Shapefile? CSV? JSON? RDF? XML?
→ Try the resources below to learn the terminology of open data and computational research: