Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Research data management

Open Data Day 2017

The international Open Data Day promotes open data in research, industry and public administration.

The international Open Data Day will take place on March 4, 2017. On this day, many events are offered to call attention to the possibilities and potentials of open data.


What is open data?

Open data

  • can be used by anybody.
  • can be transformed and remixed.
  • can be shared and redistributed.
  • can be used for any purpose – even commercially.


Why is not all data open?

Sometimes legal, technical or ethical reasons prohibit data from being more open.


Find out more about sharing and finding data at our website as well as at

In Berlin, an event at Wikimedia will take place this year. More about the events at Open Data Day also at