Archive for December, 2015

1st LEARN workshop! Research Data & research lifecycle – 29 January, London

By Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, on 17 December 2015

The new European project LEARN will raise awareness of Research Data Management and policy issues to institutions. It will do this by maximizing the visibility of the existing LERU Roadmap for Research Data, written by LERU, the League of European Research Universities. The LERU Roadmap is a guide for universities and research organizations on how to tackle the challenges which research data poses.

Researchers, research funders, research organisations and senior decision makers are cordially invited to the workshop ‘Embedding Research Data as part of the research cycle’ which will be held on the 29th January (9am-5pm) at Senate House in London. Register now.

For more Information on LEARN please visit the project website .

Who owns my Data? What happens when I leave the university?

By June Hedges, on 16 December 2015

Who owns the Intellectual Property Rights in my Data?

The answer to this question can be complex. In so far as your data is protected by copyright or other Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), the ownership is likely to be governed by the terms of any collaboration or funder agreements which are in place. Those agreements may also determine how the data can be made available for re-use. In the absence of any such terms, copyright would rest with you and your fellow researchers as the “authors”. The Student IPR Policy or Staff IPR Policy should be consulted for guidance on particular issues. (more…)