When planning to share your research data, it is useful to consider how you want your data to be used by others. You can then apply a relevant licence that most closely reflects those intended uses.
To enable the reuse of the data, information about how the data is gathered, transformed and arrived should be provided alongside the data files. These can be referred to as data documentation.
Data documentation typically includes:
Examples of data documentation include:
Creative Commons Attribution License Quick and Awesome Review
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