In addition to important databases and tools, you can find further sources of information on the topic of open data on this page.

Directories of research data repositories

OpenDOAR (Directory of Open Access Repositories) is a global directory that allows you to search for suitable open access repositories for your publication (including research data).

re3data (Registry of Research Data Repositories) lists existing repositories for research data worldwide. For example, it is possible to search for suitable research data repositories for your own discipline.

DataCite's Repository Finder offers a selection of research data repositories from the re3data directory. Only repositories that support the FAIR principles are included.

Editing and publishing research data

The FAIR Data Self Assessment Tool developed by the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) provides researchers with an interactive questionnaire to assess the extent to which their research data complies with the FAIR principles and offers tips for improvement.

OpenRefine is an open-source program for processing, converting and linking (research) data.

SATIFYD (Self-Assessment Tool to Improve the FAIRness of Your Dataset) is a tool for assessing research datasets based on the FAIR principles. Explanations of the individual criteria allow you to improve data quality and FAIRness.

TOP Factor (Transparency and Openness Promotion) evaluates academic journals regarding data transparency and openness criteria.

Research funding and research data

Sherpa Juliet provides information on the requirements of research funding organizations with regard to open access publishing and the publication of research data.

Legal aspects

Open Data Commons is part of the Open Knowledge Foundation. The platform offers various licences for open research data.

The Public License Selector helps you to choose a suitable open content licence when publishing your software or research data.

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