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Open Data Formats

Open data formats are file formats that are available to anyone, free of charge, which allows for accessibility, future-proofing, and preservation. These file formats also allow for easy reusability and aids research reproduction and accountability. They are not limited by intellectual property rights or copyrights. This is distinct from proprietary formats. Some examples of open data formats are .csv, .pdf, and .json.


Recommended Formats Statement
Library of Congress Recommended Formats Statement
best practices for file formats
Stanford University’s best practices for file formats

Lessons referring to this term