The amount of digital data available for reuse varies considerably across subject areas.
Here are some suggested starting points:
- Registry of Research Data Repositories Re3data: the largest listing of data repositories on the web.
- Data Mill North: open datasets from multiple sectors across the City of Leeds and the north of England.
- National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): biomedical and genomic information.
- UK Data Service: UK government-sponsored surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, UK census data, international aggregate, business data, and qualitative data.
Once you have found data, you should assess the quality of the data source as you would any other scholarly resource.
Find out how to check the quality of external repositories