Leeds University Library

Open Research Survey

Published Thursday 3 November 2016

Report shows popularity of open data

The results of the "State of Open Data" global survey, conducted by Figshare, have just been released. 2,000 researchers responded to this global survey. 

The key findings of the report indicate that:
  • researchers claim that open data is already being practiced
  • three quarters of the respondents had made their research data open
  • a similar number of researchers expressed awareness of the availability of data sets that can be repurposed for their own research
  • nearly 70% of researchers value data citation as much as an article citation
  • a further 10% value a data citation more than an article citation
Graham Blyth, Research Data Management Team Leader said, "The survey highlights that researchers are seeing the increasing relevance of data as a research output. Research Data Leeds was established to help all our researchers realise the value and potential impact of their data."