ODISSEI Blog Post - How can I use this data? The importance of licences to facilitate reuse

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When you are depositing data in a repository for long-term preservation and sharing, you will be asked to select a licence for your dataset. The process of licensing is an important enabler of the FAIR Principle [1] letter ‘R’: ‘Reusable’. This principle advises that data (and metadata) should be released with a clear and accessible data usage licence, which will maximise the potential for it to be reused in the future. But what is a licence exactly, and what are its implications for your research data?

In this blog post, we explain what a licence is and how it works in relation to research data, outline some of the commonly used licences and discuss challenges when it comes to licensing sensitive data.

Period17 Apr 2024

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