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Data preservation 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.

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.

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.