Figshare’s annual report, The State of Open Data 2017, looks at global attitudes towards open data. It includes survey results of 2,300 respondents and a collection of articles from industry experts, as well as a foreword from Jean-Claude Burgelman, Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud at the European Commission.

Its key finding is that open data has become more embedded in the research community – 82% of survey respondents are aware of open data sets and more researchers are curating their data for sharing.

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