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Open Access Data


Open Access Data

Major open access data by subject area.

Open Data Defined

Open Data is data made available without restriction for re-use, with or without attribution, depending upon the host requirements.

Broader Data Repositories Listings

Data Management Guide

Our Data Management guide is intended to support researchers who want to effectively manage their data and help researchers to understand newer requirements from grant funding agencies for managing research data and the research data life-cycle.

Open Access Data Visualization

United States Government Open Access Policy

In May, 2013 the President signed an Executive Order to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation, economic growth, and government efficiency. Under the terms of the Executive Order and a new Open Data Policy all newly generated government data will be required to be made available in open, machine-readable formats, greatly enhancing their accessibility and usefulness, while ensuring privacy and security.

Subject Guide

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Subjects: Data Services

What's New

Public Data Sets on AWS provides a centralized repository of public data sets that can be seamlessly integrated into AWS cloud-based applications. AWS is hosting the public data sets at no charge for the community, and like all AWS services, users pay only for the compute and storage they use for their own applications. Learn more about Public Data Sets on AWS and visit the Public Data Sets forum.