Exploring Freely Available Data Tools to Support Open Data and Open Science




0000-0002-6844-4228 (Nieman, Christine)
0009-0006-8559-0223 (Pierce Farrier, Katie)
0009-0005-6326-5887(Roth, Elizabeth)

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Routledge - Taylor & Francis Group


Librarians support researchers by promoting open science and open data practices. This article explores five freely available tools that support and facilitate open science practices. Open Science Framework provides a platform for project management, data sharing, and data storage. OpenRefine cleans and formats data. DMPTool has templates for data management and sharing plans that comply with funder mandates. The NIH Common Data Elements is a repository for standardized data elements, and finally, the NLM Scrubber is a tool for de-identifying clinical text data. Information professionals can add these tools to their repertoire and share them with researchers at their institution.


This is an original manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Hospital Librarianship on January 2024 available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/15323269.2024.2326787


Hislop, C. N., Farrier, K. P., & Roth, E. (2024). Exploring Freely Available Data Tools to Support Open Data and Open Science. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 24(2), 104-111. https://doi.org/10.1080/15323269.2024.2326787


© 2024 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.