8.19 Open Data

This category provides information on open data made available by the University and other sources of useful open data.

The Scottish Government's Open Data Resource Pack refers to existing information legislation, and it adds that the Scottish Government's Open Data Strategy is part of a wider initiative which has been designed to get 'public sector organisations across Europe releasing their data on a regular basis'.  Universities are encouraged to make available open data, although the Strategy also states that... 'the Open Data Strategy encourages the proactive release of data in a manner currently beyond that required by legislation'. 

Research data

General information about research data can be found at:

Research Data

Open access publishing

Research data from University of Stirling researchers can be found at:


Research Hub

UK Data Service *

Re3data.org *

Figshare *

Github *

Network Repository *

Student data

External sources of openly available data on students:


Unistats *

Scottish Funding Council *

Other open data

Details about information and data held in the library can be found at:

Library Catalogue

Open archives

* If you have any trouble accessing this external information please contact us (foiunit@stir.ac.uk) and we will provide you with this information.

February 2021