UK Institutional data policies

For many institutions, effective research data management requires formal policy for support and guidance. The examples from UK institutions below should be useful whether you are creating a new RDM policy or reviewing existing policy.  The first table shows a list of individual policies in order of  date released.  For a broader overview and comparison see table 2, which is downloadable (Excel spreadsheet). 

NB. Policies from non-UK institutions appear in the policy guidance page. Those from funders are listed and compared elsewhere in the policy section.

Table 1. UK Institutional RDM policies in date order

Institution Policy name Date released / revised

University of Birmingham

Code of Practice for Research

(see Research Data section)

October 2009

University of Edinburgh

Research Data Management Policy May 2011
University of Northampton Research Data Policy June 2011
University of Hertfordshire

Data Management Policy

(see s.7 on research data and the appendix  'Guide to RDM')

September 2011
University of Warwick Research Data Management Policy November 2011
Glyndwr University Policy on the Management of and Access to Research Data December 2011
University of Southampton Research Data Management Policy February 2012
University of East London Research Data Management Policy for UEL March 2012
Brunel University Research Data Management  Vision March 2012
University of Essex Research Data Management Policy April 2012
Queen Mary, University of London Research Data Management Policy June 2012
University of Sheffield Research Data Management Policy July 2012
University of Leeds Research Data Management Policy July 2012
University of Oxford Policy on the Management of Research Data and Records July 2012
University of the Arts London Research Data Management policy October 2012
University for the Creative Arts Researc Data Management Policy October 2012
Oxford Brooks University Research Data Management Policy February 2013
University of Durham Research Data Management Policy March 2013
Liverpool John Moores University Research Data Policy April 2013
Edge Hill University

Code of Practice for the Conduct of Research

(see section 14 on Research Data Management)

May 2013
University of Exeter Open Access Research and Research Data Management Policy June 2013
King's College London Policy on Research Data Management

June 2013

Royal Veterinary College Research Data Management Policy

July 2013

University of Strathclyde

Research Data Policy (Research Data Deposit Policy)

November 2013 (November 2014)
University of Manchester Research Data Management Policy December 2013
University of Liverpool Research Data Management Policy January 2014
University of Stirling Research Data Management Policy

January 2014

University of Bath Research Data Management Policy April 2014
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Research Data Management Policy June 2014
Royal Holloway, University of London Research Data Management Policy June 2014
Nottingham Trent University
 
Research Data Management Policy June 2014
University of St Andrews Research Data Management Policy June 2014
University of Surrey Research Data Management Policy June 2014
University of York Research Data Management Policy June 2014
University College London (UCL) Research Data Policy August 2014
University of Aberdeen Research Data Management Policy
 
Research Data Management Policy September 2014
St George's University of London Research Data Management Policy October 2014
University of Sussex Research  Data Management Policy October 2014
Sheffield Hallam University Research Data Management Policy October 2014
University of Plymouth
November 2014
Cardiff Metropolitan University Policy on the Storage of Research Data December 2014
University of Lancaster Research Data Management policy February 2015
Manchester Metropolitan University Research Data Management policy February 2015
University of Bolton Research Data Management policy March 2015
Cranfield University Management of Research Data Policy March 2015
University of Huddersfield Research Data Management policy March 2015
University of Reading Research Data Management Policy March 2015
University of Cambridge Research Data Management Policy Framework April 2015
Heriot-Watt University Research Data Management Policy April 2015
University of Portsmouth Research Data Management Policy April 2015
University of South Wales Research Data Management Policy April 2015
Edinburgh Napier University
April 2015
University of Northumbria Research Data Management Policy May 2015
University of Central Lancashire Research Data Management Policy June 2015
Middlesex University Research Data Management Policy June 2015
Swansea University Policy for Research Data Management (RDM) June 2015
University of Glasgow Good Management of Research Data Policy July 2015
University of East Anglia Research Data Management Policy July 2015
Bangor University Research Data Management Policy September 2015
University of Winchester Research Data and Records Management Policy September 2015
University of Bristol Research Data Management and Open Data Policy October 2015
University of Dundee Policy to Govern the Management of Research Data December 2015
Staffordshire University Research Data Management Policy 2015 (no month)
University of Salford Research Data Management Policy January 2016
University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Research Data Management Policy

January 2016
Goldsmiths University of London Goldsmiths Statement on Open Access March 2016
De Montfort University
 
Good Practice in Research Data Management March 2016
Imperial College London Research Data Management Policy March 2016
University of Lincoln Research Data Management Policy May 2016
Bucks New University Research Data Management Policy June 2016
University of Newcastle Research Data Management Policy & Code of Good Practice August 2016
The Open University  Research Data Management Policy  November 2016
Aston University Research Data Management Policy December 2016
Keele University Data Management & Sharing Policy Not dated
University of Nottingham Research Data Management Policy Not dated
Bath Spa University
Not dated
Falmouth University
Not dated
Leeds Trinity University
Not dated
Loughborough University
Not dated
Teesside University Not dated

In draft:

Glasgow School of Art - Draft Research Data Management Policy (PDF)

Table 2 Overview and analysis table courtesy of Laurence Horton. Download by clicking on the image below.

A table showing a comparison of content of policies on RDM at different universities

Please cite as Horton, L and DCC (2016) 'Overview of UK Institution RDM Policies', Version 6 August 2016, Digital Curation Centre. Available at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/policy-and-legal/institutional-data-policies

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