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OER and Scholarly Communication: Open Science and Data

A general guide to open educational resources.

Open Science

ScienceOpen Research and publishing network. Contains articles and preprints, a blog, post-publication comments.

PLOS Publisher of open access journals, blogs on the open access movement, open data.

Digital Science Podcast  Podcasts on topics in open science and oers.

Open Science MOOC  Large number of resources listed under proposed modules and under resources.


Open Source

Choose an Open Source License Sponsored by Github.

Open Source Watch Provides guidance on the use, development, and licensing of free software, open source software and open source hardware. Among other resources they provide an Open License Differentiator.

Open Source Guides Claims to be an aggregate of community best practices. Initiated by Github. Contains The Legal Side of Open Source

Sourcegraph Free code searcher. Upgrades for a fee.

Open Data

World Bank Open Data Can access data here.

EU Open Data Portal and European Data Portal.  Can access data here.

Wikidata Can access data here. May be used with Mix'n'match which can lists some entries of external databases and allows one to match them against Wikidata items.

figshare Share data, research outputs, videos, etc.

OpenRefine An open source tool for working with messy data.

Zenodo Research data repository created by OpenAIRE and integrated into GitHub.

Copernicus EU satellite Earth and non-satellite data.

Addgenes World-wide repository for plasmids.

Other OER and Open Resources in the Sciences Repository for methods and protocols in the life sciences.

PREreviews  Largely science. Seeks to promote preprints. Allows for review of preprints.

Figshare  Researchers can share most research output (e.g. data, video, papers). Free to access


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