Open access to research data

The Swedish Research Council has been mandated to promote and coordinate Sweden’s work on introducing open access to research data. This section has information on the different parts of the mandate.

What does open access to research data mean?

Open access to research data means that data collected and/or created during the course of research is published freely accessible on the internet. If these data can be used and reused with no conditions other than stating the source, they are defined as ‘open research data’.

When research data is published openly, other researchers can validate and continue building on previous results – this means that research can move forward faster.



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