|Definition||Open data is data available/visible to others & that can be freely used, re-used, shared, re-published and redistributed by anyone.|
|Explanation|| Data openness is subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute the source and implies a willingness to, in turn, share the use of this data with other. The idea & value of transparency is sometimes used when discussing open data.
Open data in pursuit of transparency should make it:
Open data is part of the Open Science effort. There may be issues of formats that data can appear in that helps to make them open. See also data transparency.
|Examples|| Data available from many government sites and funded efforts such the The Human Genome Project or Dataverse Networks.
For example the Odum Institute Dataverse Network (http://arc.irss.unc.edu/dvn/ or
UC San Diego Dataverse Network (http://dataverse.ucsd.edu/dvn/)
|References||The full Open Definition gives precise details as to what this means. See http://opendefinition.org/od/index.html|
|Scope||RDA Data Publishing Workflow Interest Group|