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Research Data Management Policy

The purpose of the policy is to make clear the responsibilities of the University and its researchers for managing research data well, in order to adhere to accepted good practice, advance the University Strategy 2030 and the Open Research Roadmap, and to provide linkages to other relevant university policies.

This policy was approved by University Executive in November, 2021, following a consultation undertaken by Library Research Support. Taking effect from January, 2022, this policy supersedes and updates the first University of Edinburgh Research Data Management Policy, passed by the University Court in May, 20111. RDM refers to Research Data Management throughout. Please direct any queries to Research Data Service staff through the Information Services Helpline or email

The current policy is available below in html format, and is also available in the University Policy Directory as a PDF.


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