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Research Commons

A space and place for those seeking help with research-related needs.

Policies for Re-Use, Re-distribution

Policies and provisions for re-use, re-distribution, and the production of derivatives:


  • How will you make the data available for re-use?
  • Will you permit reuse, redistribution, or the creation of new tools, services, data sets, or products (derivatives), and will commercial use be allowed?
  • Could a licensing approach or particularly a Creative Commons License serve your goals for encouraging, simplifying, and setting parameters for reuse?  See below for options.

Software Licenses: