Licensing is highly recommended when you open your data. By licensing data, researcher can define the level of openness and rights to use the 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 or CC 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 licensing open research data at Open UEF web pages.

Watch the video (3:44): Creative Commons Licensing Explained.

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Icons for CC licenses. Descriptions for the licenses can be found by clicking the image.

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