UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016

Horton, Laurence (2018). UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851566

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Data description (abstract)

This dataset compares existing research data policies at UK higher education institutions. It consists of 83 cases. Polices were compared on a range of variables. Variables included policy length in words, whether the policy offers definitions, length of their definition of "data", 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. 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. Data on total research funding and research council for the year 2014/2015 was added, along with the number of research staff eligible for the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). Also included is the institution's Grade Point Average based on its REF score using a Times Higher Education (THES) calculated score.

Data creators:
Creator Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Horton Laurence London School of Economics and Political Science
Sponsors: Economic and Social Research Council
Topic classification: Education
Keywords: Higher Education, Research Data Management, policy
Date published: 26 Feb 2015 10:38
Last modified: 30 Jul 2018 13:10

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