The State of Open Data Report 2018

Figshare's annual report, The State of Open Data 2018, looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of researchers and a collection of articles from industry experts, as well as a foreword from Ross Wilkinson, Director, Global Strategy at Australian Research Data Commons.<br><div><br></div><div>The report is the third in the series and the survey results continue to show encouraging progress that open data is becoming more embedded in the research community.</div><div><br></div><div>The key finding is that open data has become more embedded in the research community – 64% of survey respondents reveal they made their data openly available in 2018. However, a surprising number of respondents (60%) had never heard of the FAIR principles, a guideline to enhance the reusability of academic data.<br></div>