Developments in Research Funder Data Policy

Sarah Jones

2012, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 114-125

doi:10.2218/ijdc.v7i1.219


Abstract


This paper reviews developments in funders’ data management and sharing policies, and explores the extent to which they have affected practice. The Digital Curation Centre has been monitoring UK research funders’ data policies since 2008. There have been significant developments in subsequent years, most notably the joint Research Councils UK’s Common Principles on Data Policy and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s Policy Framework on Research Data. This paper charts these changes and highlights shifting emphasises in the policies. Institutional data policies and infrastructure are increasingly being developed as a result of these changes. While action is clearly being taken, questions remain about whether the changes are affecting practice on the ground.

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The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256
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