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How to anonymously share data?

Disclaimer: This is a thought-experiment and I have no intention of releasing any data this way, nor do I have any interesting data to release. Let's say that a person wants to share data anonymously ...
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Availability of PGx Biomarker data for drug labels?

Is the Pharmacogenomic Biomarkers in Drug Labeling available through the OpenFDA system? If not, are there any plans to make this data available? Seems like this would be an easy thing to model and ...
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How do I get my data indexed by Google Dataset Search?

Google now offers Dataset Search (beta) https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch Dataset Search enables users to find datasets stored across the Web through a simple keyword search. The tool ...
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Reliable point spatial data of cities of New Zealand

Can anyone refer to the reliable and freely available point location spatial data source of the cities of New Zealand. N.B. I used several data source but found all of them are not accurate e.g. this ...
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Torrent tracker for open data

Wikipedia says that a torrent tracker is ... a special type of server that assists in the communication between peers using the BitTorrent protocol. and The "tracker" server keeps track of ...
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What are some OpenData torrents to seed?

BitTorrent can be an efficient way to "host" a large data set that are static. Also, BitTorrent is a good mechanism distribute a large data set as part of a open data project without funding or ...
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A database of open databases?

While there are many open databases available, is there a database or the project that would contain the information of such databases? In other words, is there an open meta-database of open ...
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What are your responses when people tell you they can't open data?

I'm part of Sunlight Foundation's local team working on opening up local governments and city data, specifically. We're working on a blog post rounding up the most common reasons cited by governments ...
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How do you respond when government cites time concerns for not releasing data?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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How do you respond when government says it should be selling its data, not opening it?

We've rounded up some of the reasons governments cite for not releasing data to the public. We're asking for help now in refuting those reasons. You can read more in this blog post: http://...
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How to embed licenses within SVG?

This is a split refactored from an older post containing too many questions about licenses in SVG Tiny 1.2 using RDFa as suggested by Patrick Hoefler. See also question Interest of double lincenses CC-...
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Are there any public agencies which are currently streaming real-time video data?

I'm engaged in a discussion with the network security department at a public agency with the goal of making their live video data publicly available on the Internet; currently the data never leaves ...
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Alternative to GTFS (General Transit Feed Specification)?

I recently heard of GTFS as a specification for the times and geographic information regarding transit networks. It is initially used by Google to integrate them into Google Maps but is now made to be ...
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where can i find product packaging information data?

where can i find the dataset about world products packaging components information? For example, the packaging of coke-cola is label, plastic bottle and plastic cap. where can i find such information ...
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Bacterial infectious diseases dataset

Does anyone know of a dataset relating: bacteria (not viruses or fungi) infectiousness symptoms ...or something of the sort? I'm looking to classify infectiousness (ie. infectious/not infectious) ...
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How can I reliably host and share large data sets?

Relevant to this answer, I discovered that datahub.io has a 100MB limit on file uploads. I was disappointed to learn this, and it tooks many server errors to realize I should read the FAQ, where I ...
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Adword or web traffic dataset

looking for website traffic analysis dataset for project ASAP. can you direct me to any resources to download free datasets of such kind? Thanks.
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What needs to be done to be 4 or 5-star open data?

I work at a University which is trying to open up some of its data. We make some of our data available as PDF or Excel documents. The 5-star deployment scheme has been referenced a fair bit in Europe ...
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Is there a historic drug shortage database?

I was wondering if there was a historic database of drug shortage data? The current database (link below) appears to only reflect any shortages that have been resolved in 2017, but does not include ...
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Wind region Data for New Zealand

Can anyone please refer me the vector data source of the wind region (LEE MULTIPLIER) of New Zealand as the map attached. N.B.There are three data layers in this map- Lee Multiplier Coastal boundary ...
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Sources of funding to curate exisiting datasets?

At my institution (a large land-grant US University), there are some long term research programs that would be of great value to the scientific community if the data were curated and published in an ...
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What are the data quality measures for open data?

How does a consumer know they are getting good data? Are there standard frameworks for grading the quality of an open data set? Should there be metrics published around accuracy, completeness, ...
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Hi, does anyone know if the FDA has released ANDA submission dates?

I know the ANDA sometimes will comment on changes in ANDA review time, however the Orange book only provides the approval date and not the submission date. Does anyone know either where the ...
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How to link a new dataset to an existing dataset?

I have to construct a dataset of hospitals. For each hospital, I will indicate the the town/region in which it is located. I already have dataset of towns/regions of the concerned geographic area. ...
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Types of license for OpenData

In order to release the data as open it should come with a license. In the open world, there are differente licenses for different purposes (GPL, MIT, BSD licenses for Software - OpenSource; Creative ...
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Countryside Stewardship Water Quality Priority Areas (England)

I'm trying to acquire the 'Countryside Stewardship Water Quality Priority Areas (England)' which can be viewed here under Countryside Stewardship Targeting & Scoring Layers> Water (also shown ...
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Iraq IDP/Refugee Camps

Where can I find an updated data set on refugee and internally displaced camps in Iraq? UN OCHA has one from 2014, but it's too old. REACH has one but it holds no geographic information. I'm working ...
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Publishing (structured?) data about products: information about products, barcodes, photos (incl. packaging)

Is it legal to publish photos of products and their packaging? Can such be done anonymously on some open license? (which would be the best for such data to be open for public use, as products are ...
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Open data quality frameworks

I'm looking for some kind of lightweight framework for assessing the quality of datasets, as a publisher. The most widely known one is Tim Berners-Lee's "5 star open data", but it's actually not very ...
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Linked Geospatial Data in WFS

At the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences we have released some data based on the requirements of the INSPIRE directive. We use Geoserver which provides us with a number of standard ...
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Are “protocols” to usgov open data also available?

The U.S. gov creates and makes available a lot of open data on various topics, but the one that I am interested in is new legislation. Let's say that there is an open data source for new laws (which ...
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NEISS injury dataset - machine readable and decoded

The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) database offers both a query tool and bulk CSV downloads at maximum one calendar year. The available data dates back to 1991. Patient ...
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How do I share Open Data with others on this SE site?

I have some data which is Open(free from copyright, patents or other control mechanisms) and I want to share it with the users here. How do I do it without having to host it on some other server and ...
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Financial text data/corpora

I'll be delving into text mining applications for my master thesis and I need data for it. Ideally, I would need a corpora of texts/news articles from some single (or multiple) credible and ...
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What are the most common ways that users find out about new data sets?

I am interested in how typical open data users, such as journalists, researchers, companies, developers, and others, find out about new open data sets today. For example, how do sources like search ...
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Looking for historical data on NBA player-specific salaries and other contract information

I would like to find data that describe every player contract in the NBA, as far back into the past as possible. Optimally, this would include salary, term of contract, player agency, etc. I search ...
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What are the most useful formats in which to release geospatial data?

In the past, I have released data as zipped Shapefiles (for the professional GIS crowd) and KML/KMZ (viewable by anyone using Google Earth). Are there other formats that would be especially helpful?
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Is there (or should there be) a standard way to categorize procurement data at the municipal level?

One of the data sets that I see being released by cities is information about what services cities are procuring. For example, the City of Chicago lists their contract award data like this: https://...
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What's the best way to host map tiles?

I'm interested in generating some open-source maps, with possibly world-wide coverage. I know that depending on the number of zoom levels I include, the number of tiles can be very large, taking up a ...
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Can anyone use this Journalism tool on UK Public Bodies?

Are you looking for information on public bodies: especially links to their website and FOI request on "what do they know"?
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Can state, county or city sales tax records be retrieved in the U.S. under FOIA?

Just stopped by my local state government department of revenue office and ask them about how to go about requesting sales tax receipts of certain businesses in my area under the FOIA act. I was told ...
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Seeking spatialized Employment Information for England?

I was looking for a shapefile with employment opportunities (jobs) for England or London – at the LSOA or output level. Im not sure is this is what they call Workplace population. Is this it? Do ...
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How to publish real-time open data

I'd want to publish some "real-time" data, i.e. my FV panel energy production, on a server. Which is the best way of cataloguing the data and make it available? Energy is just an example, say that I ...
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Data set for Mcdonalds

Searching for any dataset on McDonald's Corporation; it doesn't necessarily have to be recent data. Any data on sales, employee, how they did during promotions, etc.
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Collegescorecard - individual-level anonymized data

Where does the individual-level anonymized data for the collegescorecard live? For obvious reasons, this would be more valuable to researchers than the summary data. I don't see any access to it from ...
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What methods are used to prepare sensitive data for public access?

I am a policy researcher looking for the best technical methods to sanitize data so it can be uploaded to data portals. I am not working with a specific dataset but looking to gain an understanding of ...
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Where can I find average GPA data by graduate year and college, and ideally by major too?

I'm looking for a data source of average GPA results from each college in the US by graduate year. In an ideal world, an additional level of granularity would by by graduate major for a given college? ...
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Is there a dataset having multiple files and multiple data formats (JSON+CSV+XML) for research purpose etc.?

I have been working on data science problems with one format(JSON or CSV).I am planning to explore datasets with multiple data formats. Any links to such datasets would be helpful. For example: 1) ...
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What are the most common issues with data cleaning (e.g. outliers, duplicates)? Who has data sets that need to be prepared for analysis?

When preparing data for analysis, I often encountered issues such as outliers, data entries that are logically inconsistent (e.g. age=150/age=-2), duplicates (that are not exactly equal) etc. When ...
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what are the best ways to build / scrape an open-sourced data set of a retailer type (e.g. tobacco retailers?)

I'm a public health epidemiologist, and this question has come up in a number of contexts. I've heard tell of people using Google or Yelp for limited uses, but we'd be building state-wide datasets of ...