The CMS Open Data project offers new opportunities to measure Standard Model (SM) Production Cross Sections which have not been probed so far. In this work, we evaluate the challenges and the opportunities of the CMS Open Data
project in the view of cross-section measurements. In
particular we reevaluate SM cross-sections of the production of W-bosons, Z-bosons, top-quark pairs and WZ dibosons in several decay channels at a center of mass energy of 8 TeV with a corresponding integrated luminosity of 1.8 fb-1.
Those cross-sections have been previously measured by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations and hence can be used to validate our analysis and calibration strategy. This gives an indication to which precision also new, so far unmeasured cross-sections can be determined at this point using CMS Open Data by scientists who are not members of the LHC collaborations and hence lack detailed knowledge on experimental and detector related effects and their handling.