data policy

Northampton research data policy

The University of Northampton research data policy is now available online.

Miggie Pickton spoke at the last RDMF about data management initiatives at the University of Northampton and how their policy was developed. You can see her slides on the event page.

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New institutional data policy

The University of Hertfordshire has released a data management policy.

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STFC releases a scientific data policy

The STFC has released a scientific data policy, meaning that every member of RCUK has now issued guidelines on data management and sharing. The STFC policy builds on the RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy released in April 2011. It applies to all scientific data produced as a result of STFC funding, including grants, access to beam time at STFC supported facilities, and subscriptions to other organisations. Key stipulations (by theme) include:

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Policies on research data in UK institutions - do you have one to share?

The DCC has recently set up a mechanism to capture and reference examples of institutional research data management policies. We're doing this because we think it's useful to track their existence and because many people have told us that they would find it easier to create policies for their own institution if they could see some working examples. As a national coordination body, it's definitely our role to collate these.

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ESRC releases a new research data policy

The ESRC has released a new research data policy which draws on the OECD principles to promote open access to publicly-funded research data. The policy is accompanied by detailed implementation guidance and outlines the specific responsibilities assigned to grant applicants, grantholders, the ESRC, and the data service providers it funds.

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