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RDM Policy Summary

The Research Data Management Policy describes a set of principles that should be followed by LSHTM Researchers to ensure that research data are managed in accordance with relevant legislative, regulatory, contractual, ethical, and other obligations

This page offers a summary of the nine principles outlined in the RDM Policy. The full version of the policy is available as a PDF document and web page.

Statement of Principles

  1. Research data must be created, maintained and shared in accordance with contractual, legislative, regulatory, ethical and other relevant requirements.
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  2. Rights assigned to research data should not unnecessarily restrict its management, sharing, or use.
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  3. A Data Management Plan should be produced for all research projects that are creating or capturing data.
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  4. Research data created or captured by researchers must be registered with the School, irrespective of whether it is hosted at the School or elsewhere.
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  5. Research data must be held in a managed storage environment throughout the period of retention.
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  6. Research data created or captured by LSHTM researchers should be offered to an appropriate data repository or enclave designated by the School or Funder, except in circumstances that would breach IPR, ethical, confidentiality, or other obligations.
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  7. Research data that substantiate research findings should be made available for access and use in a timely manner, within the boundaries of conditions established by contractual, legislative, ethical, or other requirements.
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  8. Research data produced and/or used during research must be cited in research outputs.
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  9. Management and sharing of research data should be supported through the allocation of research funding, where permitted.
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Contacts

Questions related to the Research Data Management Policy should be directed to the Research Data Management Support Service (researchdatamanagement@lshtm.ac.uk).

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