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OpenRefine: Welcome

What is OpenRefine?

OpenRefine is a powerful, free open source tool designed specifically for cleaning and organizing your data with features for fixing errors, data normalization, transforming your data, and tracking your operations. 

This guide is created using OpenRefine 3.2.

Quick link to this guide:

Workshop Instructions


Please take the first 5 minutes of this workshop to,

  • Open OpenRefine 
  • Download the practice dataset for your session

Installation Instructions

OpenRefine will automatically run in your default browser and works best in Chrome and Firefox. OpenRefine does not require an internet connection. 

If OpenRefine is running, you can also point your browser to You can use OpenRefine in several browser tabs and windows.