What actually is Open Research Data? An open definition
Access, Share, (Re-)Use
11 operating principle
Data, just as any kind of content on the Web, needs to be stored as such that it is findable and as a second prerequisite needs to be actively promoted in order to be found. Hence we have to assume that those researchers or institutions that are most prolific in promoting themselves and strategically disseminating the data they produce will be most visible and most (re-)used. Thus it will be interesting in future to observe on a larger scale if there are channels of dissemination that are more promising in terms of proportions of reuse or if reuse can be correlated with institutional and/or individual reputation of original data generators.
How is Data sharing related to reward system(-s) in academia?
Open Methods / Open Lab Notebooks
It should be self-evident that when speaking of Open Research Data we should not limit ourselves to publishing final and processed data, but that the actual generation of data and the documentation of research protocols should also be publicly accessible for reuse. The best known and most adopted strategy for doing so is Open Notebook Science.