Open Data - What and Why?

What do we mean when we talk about Open Data? Even what is Data? And importantly, why should we go through the steps and effort to share our research data? This lesson looks into these questions. 

After completing this lesson, you will: 

  • Understand the definition of Open Data 
  • Be familiar with reasons for supporting Open Data practices 
  • Know of policies requiring Open Data 
  • Have awareness of challenges with Open Data