It is the grant holder’s responsibility to incorporate data management and sharing as an indivisible part of the research project, and to increase the potential for data to be shared as per ESRC’s Research Data Policy.
This is in line with the UKRI mission and Statement of Expectation for Societal and Economic Impact, that those who receive Research Council funding are expected to take responsibility for the curation, management and exploitation of data for future use.
This includes research materials resulting from primary data collection or generation, or derived from existing sources intended to be analysed in the course of a research project.
- Guide to data protection
- Administrative Data Taskforce: Improving access for research and policy
- Data Protection Act 1998
- Data Protection Act 1998, Section 33
- Data Protection Act 1998, Section 7
- Wellcome Trust: Governance of data access – Expert Advisory Group on Data Access (PDF)
- Freedom of Information Act 2000
- Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
- JISC: Data protection and research data
- NCRM: The ethics of secondary data analysis
- Centre for Logitudinal Studies: How consistent is respondent behaviour to allow linkage to health administrative data over time? – CLS working paper 2015/3
- Strategic action plan for effective and responsible collection, management and use of data across Scottish Public Services
- The Administrative Data Research Centre Scotland: A scoping report on the legal and ethical issues arising from access and linkage of administrative data
- Making a Freedom of Information request
- Data Services: Guide for researchers
- UK Data Service: Legal and ethical issues
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Last updated: 17 August 2021