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:

HESA (*)

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.

September 2022