Permits any user to download, copy, analyze, re-process, pass to software or use for any other purpose; and
Is without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
Open Data typically applies to a range of non-textual materials, including datasets, statistics, transcripts, survey results, and the metadata associated with these objects. The data is, in essence, the factual information that is necessary to replicate and verify research results. Open Data policies usually encompass the notion that machine extraction, manipulation, and meta-analysis of data should be permissible.
ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) is the world's largest archive of computer-readable social science data.
As a member institution, Lehigh faculty and students have direct and free access to download data. The data resources include but are not limited to surveys of values, attitudes, health, race and religion, political exit polls and voting behavior, data on crime, and consumer income.
This table currently lists 55 NIH-supported data repositories. Most repositories at the table accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators (and others), but some restrict data submission to only those researchers involved in a specific research network.
re3data.org is a global registry of research data repositories that covers research data repositories from different academic disciplines. It presents repositories for the permanent storage and access of data sets to researchers, funding bodies, publishers and scholarly institutions.
TSAFER-Data is a fully web-based interface to the EPA's Environmental Research Data Archive. Information is presented on SAFER-Data as a "resource" and any related datasets or information objects that are publicly available for download.