Open scienceOpen data are the data collected in the course of scientific research and made accessible on the Internet via open access. Open data can freely and without any restrictions be downloaded, disseminated and re-used in research. It is only required that correct and clear reference should be made to the creator of the data. Open access to research data is important because it
- ensures rational use of state financing since it helps to avoid supporting of repeated research,
- improves and broadens cooperation between different fields of science,
- improves and furthers international cooperation.