Free E-learning Module: Finding Research Data

The Library of the Wageningen University has developed several free e-learning modules for self-study or to refresh your information literacy skills.


A lot of research data is available online and ready to be reused.

But how do you find that one data set you need for your project or study?

The free online module FINDING RESEARCH DATA helps you get started!

This module consists of short texts and exercises on finding and reusing data.

  • The first half explains where you can look for data online, with special attention to data repositories, and gives search tips.
  • The second half explains how to use data documentation (think of Readme-files) to understand the data you find and how to eventually cite the data set you reused.

Once you have completed the module, you'll start your data search well prepared!

If you have questions about the module or about any other data-related topics, don't hesitate to contact Data Management Support at [email protected]

You may also be interested in checking other e-modules

  • Module Locate and access the information you need
  • Module Finding information for your research project
  • Module Evaluating, citing and publishing information
  • Module Scopus
  • Module SciFinder
  • Module PubMed



From debate about FAIR and Open Data to greater exploratory research, constructive discussions and solutions based on interoperable data in the agri-food and related sectors (highlights of the RDA IGAD outputs + JOIN the IGAD RDA pre-meeting at the RDA's 13th Plenary Meeting; on 1 April 2019 in Philadelphia entitled 'Agricultural Data Interoperability: Opportunities and Lessons Learnt from Sharing and Re-Using Data'

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