To ensure that research data can be shared with collaborators and other researchers, the need for data sharing must be considered at the start of a project and appropriate resources allocated to analyse requirements and address barriers. A measured approach must be adopted that protects study participants and addresses rights issues, while maximising research impact.
For one-to-one advice on understanding data sharing obligations, contact the RDM Support Service. The Archives & Records Management Service can provide advice on Data Protection and Freedom of Information Issues.
Principles of data sharing
Learn about the benefits of data sharing and barriers that must be addressed
Determine data sharing obligations
Learn about the different requirements and expectations for data sharing
Identifying data to share
Guidance on locating research data to share
Timescales for data sharing
Learn about the requirements and obligations that influence when research data should be made available for access and use
Locate a data repository through which to share data
A data repository will handle the process of curating, preserving, and sharing research data. Learn about the different services available and select one that is suitable for your data
Choose a data licence
Find out how you can use a data licence to control how your research data is accessed and used by other researchers