UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2014

Horton, Laurence (2015). UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2014. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851566

This dataset compares existing research data policies at UK higher education institutions. It consists of 31 cases. Polices were compared on a range of variables. Variables included policy length in words, whether the policy offers definitions, defines institutional support, requires data management plans, states scope of staff and student coverage, specifies ownership of research outputs, details where external funder rights take precedent, guides on what data and documentation is required to be retained, how long it needs to be retained, reinforces where research ethics prevent open data, finalises where data can be accessed, speaks about open data requirements, includes a statement on funding the costs of Research Data Management, and specifies a review period for the policy. Hyperlinks to policies are also included. Institutions and policies are coded in line with ISO 3166-1/2 to enable regional comparison and allow for future international comparisons to take place. Data also includes the institution's year of foundation and a categorical variable grouping institutions by year of foundation allowing comparison across cohort groups of universities. A further two variables allow for identification of research based universities.

Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID
Horton, School of Economics and Political Science
Research funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Subjects: Education
Reference and instructional resources
Keywords: Higher Education, Research Data Management, policy
Date deposited: 26 Feb 2015 10:38
Last modified: 26 Feb 2015 10:49

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