Open and FAIR data on HRB Open Research
HRB Open Research advocates an Open Data Policy. When you choose open data, this helps others to replicate your study and validate your results. As such, open data is a fundamental requirement for reproducibility and transparency, benefiting not just the individual researcher, but the research community, and wider society.
Open data is data that is available for everyone to access, use and share. For researchers, this refers to any information or materials that have been collected or created as part of your research project – such as survey results, gene sequences, software, code, neuro-images, even audio files. In research, open data practices are also known as ‘data sharing’.
The FAIR Guiding Principles provide a framework for research data management, designed to maximise its reuse and support open data practices. FAIR data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. FAIR data goes beyond open data, aiming to make the data itself more useful and user-friendly.