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Open Data Toolkit

Links and resources for researchers on all aspects of open data

Join us for a webinar

Register now to join us for a free, introductory webinar on May 26, 2021: Open Data Essentials.
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F1000Research Open Data Policy

Submitting to F1000Research? Read our Open Data Policy in full before making your submission.
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F1000Research Data Guidelines

Read our guidance on preparing your data and software for submission to F1000Research.
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Downloads and Guides

A selection of downloadable open data resources from F1000Research, and the wider research data community.

Data Collection

Practical, bitesized guidance on managing data throughout the research process.
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Repositories

Three simple questions to help determine the best repository for your data.
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How to write a Data Availability Statement

Guidance on crafting the perfect DAS for your submission to F1000Research.
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FAIR Data Guide

A quick guide from F1000Research introducing the FAIR Data Guidelines.
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Spreadsheets

Read our do’s and don’ts to ensure your spreadsheet data follows best practice.
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Managing and Sharing Data

A guide from the UK Data Archive on data management.
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Licenses

A quick reference guide explaining the open licenses available for your data.
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Sharing Sensitive Data

Discover how to share sensitive data in an ethical, legal way.
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How to License Research Data

A guide from the Digital Curation Centre on licensing for research data.
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Useful links

We've curated a library of links covering all aspects of open data - from the FAIR Data Guiding Principles, to community groups like ReproducibiliTea.

Choose a License

A simple tool for selecting the appropriate open source license for your work.
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FAIR Guiding Principles

Read the article in 'Scientific Data' introducing the FAIR Data Guidelines.
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Good Tables

Part of the Frictionless Data Project, Good Tables validates your data on every change.
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Open Refine

Previously Google Refine, this is a powerful tool for working with messy data.
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Repository Finder

A DataCite tool for discovering repositories registered in re3data.
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The Turing Way

A community-driven guide to collaborative, inclusive, ethical data science.
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UK Reproducibility Network

A national consortium aiming to ensure the UK remains a global leader for research.
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Data Carpentry

Introductory computational skills for data management and analysis.
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FAIRSharing

Learn more about the FAIR data standards, policies, and databases.
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Frictionless Data

A progressive, open source toolkit that brings simplicity to the data experience.
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Open Data Institute

Advocating for the innovative use of open data to enable positive change.
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Project REDCap

A web-app for building and managing online surveys and datasets for research.
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ReproducibiliTea

A grassroots journal club initiative, helping researchers create Open Science clubs.
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Data Notes

Maximize the potential of your data by describing the dataset in a Data Note.
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Go FAIR

A stakeholder-driven, self-governed initiative supporting the FAIR Data Principles.
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Open Source Initiative

A global non-profit, the OSI raises awareness and adoption of open source software.
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re3data

A registry of research data repositories, from DataCite.
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Taylor & Francis Data Sharing Policies

Information on the basics of data sharing, including how to cite data.
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UK Data Service

The UK's largest collection of social, economic and population data resources.
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