ESRC releases a new research data policy

Sarah Jones | 23 September 2010

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.

The Council's expectations for data management and sharing plans have also been revised (see clause 18 on p5) and this updated requirement will come into force in Spring 2011.

The DCC's policy webpages have been updated to reflect these changes.