Data policies and responsibilities

Research groups are responsible for the care of the data collected or generated in the research project, especially when it has a permanent character. This responsibility of proper data archiving extends beyond the end of the project and is, in the first place, the group’s own interest. Secondly, this responsibility is based on the general principle, formulated in the UT RDM policy, that intellectual property rights on research data collected or generated by UT staff (“database right”) are vested in UT.

  • Student's research data

    The scope of UT RDM policy and the research group’s responsibility of data archiving does not include research data collected or generated by bachelor or master students. However, study programmes or research groups may have developed their own policies and guidelines and can make use of Areda for archiving these research data.

  • Data selection

    In general, archiving of the right selection of data is the responsibility of the researcher, (former) project leader, the supervisor in case of research by a BSc or MSc student, or the head of the research group. What materials need to be archived should be in accordance with data policy of the research group or higher organizational entity, and possible agreements with involved third parties.

  • Third party contracts

    Be aware that when preserving and publishing research data, contracts and other written agreements between involved parties in a project may contain information about rights and licences related to these data.