Publication Year: 08. 04. 2017 Date of last inspection: 08. 04. 2017
« The field of research is undergoing major transformations. We are entering the era of open science, which is about a systemic change in the way science is performed and with more focus on data-driven research.«
Ron Dekker, Director of CESSDA
Research data represent the basis of scientific research and through analysis enable making theoretical and applicable conclusions.
Open access to research data means basically the same conditions of access in the framework of individual categories of interested users, such as researchers, teachers, students and regular citizens. Open access data need to be prepared in a form that will enable users to use them for various other purposes.
When there are justified ethical or legal reasons for the protection of data, such sensitive data may be accessible under limited conditions. The ADP offers several such options:
Regardless of the access mode, all users of data at the ADP are obliged to respect ethical principles and national legislation from the field of the protection of personal data and limitations of the possibility of identifying individuals. If users violate these provisions, they are held criminally responsible.
Introduction to Open Science, Open Access and Open Data
Janez Štebe, ADP course for doctoral students, Ljubljana 2015
Open access brings:
The benefits of open access to research data can be divided into benefits for data creators, benefits for the scientific community and public benefits.
Benefits for data creators:
Benefits for the scientific community:
An increasing number of research funders, representatives of the scientific community, and the public recognize the importance and benefits of open access to data. They have in common the principle that research data produced by publicly-funded research are a public good.
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Social Science Data Archives. YEAR. Why Open Data?. Accessed: http://adp.fdv.uni-lj.si/eng/usposobi/odprti_podatki/ (DD. month year).
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