Data Cleaning Using OpenRefine


Data cleaning is a critical step in any assignment or project that involves data collection or analyzing existing datasets. OpenRefine is a free desktop application for working with messy spreadsheet data.

Use Cases

  • Discover trends in your data
  • Identify and clean up inconsistencies in your data
  • Parse and combine your data
  • Enrich and reconcile your data with external datasets


For more information about OpenRefine and its use in the classroom, contact the Digital Scholarship team in the libraries.