Le 3 décembre 2018, le comité Recherche et Innovation de l’Université d’Oxford a approuvé une nouvelle politique en matière de données de recherche. Cette politique définit les responsabilités de l’université et des chercheurs en ce qui concerne les données de recherche.
“Responsabilities of the University
The University will provide:
a. sufficient support, advice and information to researchers on all aspects of research data management
b. suitable infrastructure to facilitate the appropriate management of research data.
c. relevant training to promote best practice in research data management (…)”
“Responsibilities of the researcher
3.1 Principal Investigators hold day-to-day responsibility for the effective management of research data generated within or obtained from their research, including by their research groups. This shall include understanding and complying with the requirements of any relevant contract with or grant to the University that includes provisions regarding the ownership, preservation and dissemination of research data.
3.2 Researchers will protect confidential, personal and sensitive personal research data in accordance with legal and ethical requirements related to the research they conduct.
3.3 Researchers will make every reasonable effort to keep an accurate and comprehensive record of their research, including documenting clear procedures for the collection, storage, use, reuse, access and retention or deletion of the research data associated with their records. Where appropriate, this should include defining and documenting protocols and responsibilities in collaborative research projects.
3.4 Researchers will make every reasonable effort to recognise Intellectual Property arising from their research activities and manage that Intellectual Property according to any funder requirements or contractual obligations, and in accordance with University Statute XVI and associated University Regulations on commercial exploitation.
3.5 Researchers will preserve and provide appropriate access to their research data supporting outputs after the end of their project for as long as it has continuing value, in accordance with legal and funder requirements and paying due regard to discipline norms and cost. Notwithstanding, the minimum retention period for research data and records is three years after publication or public release of the work of the research.
3.6 Researchers should strongly consider depositing their data supporting outputs in an appropriate data repository along with sufficient descriptive metadata (a data record) to ensure that it can be found and understood. Where data is deposited somewhere other than the University’s institutional data repository (the Oxford Research Archive for Data, or ORA-Data), a data record should also be created in ORA-Data which describes and points to the data.
3.7 Researchers are responsible for agreeing arrangements (with their Head of Department or nominee) as to where their research data will be stored and who will have access to this after they leave (or retire from) the University. The researcher’s department or faculty reserves the right to retain a copy of the data for an appropriate period to ensure compliance with any legal or regulatory responsibilities, and/or research grant or contractual requirements.
3.8 Where a researcher finds themselves unable to fulfill a responsibility under this section due to a failure of the University to supply appropriate resources as detailed in section 2 above, the researcher can instead notify the Research Data Oxford (firstname.lastname@example.org) team of the problem to obtain additional support.”
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