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Research Data Management: Discovering third party data

Discovering third party data

Third party research data is any data that has been created by other researchers or by external agents, for example: Census data created by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. This data may be sourced directly from the creator in raw formats or from other sources such as journal articles, books, blogs or websites. 

Some sources for finding existing third party data:

Click to see a sample of some discipline-based data repositories 

Citing third party data:

Licensing third party data

Third party data may be protected by intellectual property rights such as licenses, copyright, patents and trademarks. If researchers reuse third party data, they should be aware of any restrictions.