A Research Data Management Policy has been approved for the University. The policy sets out the University's expectations for the management and sharing of research data.
The policy is relevant to all researchers, including postgraduate students. Anyone undertaking or supporting research should ensure that they are familiar with it.
Many funding councils have policies on research data that expect data underpinning published research articles to be made as openly available as possible in a timely and responsible manner.
The policy will ensure that research data are managed in a way that considers the requirements of collaborators, funders, and research participants. The policy covers:
The policy was approved by Academic Board in June 2015, having been previously approved by Achievement Committee in May 2015. It was developed by the Research Support Team within Library & Student Support (LSS) in collaboration with the Digital Curation Centre and involved a wide consultation process, with input from representatives of all groups on which the policy may impact.