All Interview Questions
Does the data you wish to share already exist?
The degree to which you can make your data open depends on many factors, including ensuring that the funds are available for publishing the data and that appropriate permissions have been obtained. If data are already in existence, some of the barriers may not be solvable. For this reason, we have defined several levels of outcomes L1-L4. If you are in the planning process of your project, and want to publish open data, consult: Making data open by design to see some of the issues that should be considered up front.
Are the data digital?
Are the data in a proprietary (closed) format?
Can the data be converted into an open format?
Do you have the rights to make the data open?
Has permission been obtained from your institution, colleagues, subjects for you to publish this data under an open license? See permissions worksheet for guidance.
Is it sensitive data that cannot be fully openly shared?
Were permissions obtained to share the data within regulatory requirements?
Has a description of the data been published or the data refereed?
Did you choose a license with minimal to no restrictions for data reuse?
Some appropriate licenses for open data are provided by the Open Definition
Can the data be digitized?