Open Data

Funding bodies are increasingly expecting that not just publications but also the data that underlie them should be placed in the public domain, or be accompanied by an appropriate open licence when research is published.

This calls for research data management throughout the lifetime of a project and beyond.  Information Services are providing a number of services to members of staff at the University of Edinburgh to support the research data management from preparing a data management plan at the time of proposal to long-term archives after a project is completed. In September 2016, Çuna Ekmekcioglu, Senior Research Data Officer (now Data Safe Haven Manager) spoke at Informatics Research Lunch and gave an overview of the services on offer and the funders expectations on researchers with respect to data management.  Her slides are available here:

For current information on research data management from Information Services, see:

Research Councils UK (RCUK) published the Concordat on Open Research Data  on 28 July 2016, which sets out expectations of good practice in publishing research data openly. Now under UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the Research Councils continue to support the principles of the Concordat. 

Details can be found at: