Licensing is highly recommended when you open your data. Licenses allow a researcher personally to define the rights to use their data. Creative Commons (see in Finnish) provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardised way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work – on conditions of your choice.

  • For open research data, the CC BY 4.0 license is recommended.
  • For computer software, the MIT License is recommended.
  • Metadata for describing the research data is recommended to be licensed with the CC0 consent.

Read more about research data licensing.

Watch the video (5:19): Creative Commons & Copyright Info.

(6/2018 AK)