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Research Operations Office


Published on Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:23

Most research funders (research councils, charities and foundations) have introduced policies on research data management. The general expectation is that data from publicly funded research projects should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible.

You can find more information about funder requirements and what to do on the Research Data Management website.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has the strictest research data policy and we have prepared a dedicated set of guidelines for researchers funded by the EPSRC. They require that all publications with a publication date on/after 1st May 2015 include a statement describing how to access the underlying research data. After the summer break 2015 the EPSRC will do random checks on research publications to verify compliance with their expectations. 

Other funders also have policies with instructions on how to share research data.

If you would like to know more about research data requirements and help offered by the University of Cambridge, come to the lunchtime ‘Open Data’ session (open to all researchers, staff and research students from the University of Cambridge):

  • Thursday 16 April, Mill Lane Lecture Room 5, 12:30 – 13:30, register here
  • Wednesday 6 May, Clinical School Seminar Room 3, 11:30 – 12:30, register here
  • Thursday 7 May, Mill Lane Lecture Room 6, 12:30 – 13:30, register here
  • Wednesday 13 May, Institute for Manufacturing LT1&2, 12:30 – 13:30, register here

There is also a dedicated session for research students:

  • Monday 20 April, Mill Lane Lecture Room 5, 12:30 – 13:30, register here

If you have any further questions, please e-mail the Research Data Facilitator directly.