Research Data Service

Data and metadata policies

Policy for full-text and other full data items.

Data policy

Commercial re-use of full data items permitted.

  1. Access to some or all full items is controlled.  
  2. Copies of full items generally can be:
  • reproduced, displayed or performed, given to third parties, and stored in a database in any format or medium
  • for personal research or study, educational, not-for-profit, or commercial purposes without prior permission or charge.


  • the authors, title and full bibliographic details are given
  • a hyperlink and/or URL are given for the original metadata page
  • the original copyright statement is given
  • the original rights permission statement is given  
  1. Full items must not be harvested by robots except transiently for full-text indexing or citation analysis.  
  2. Some full items are individually tagged with different rights permissions and conditions.  
  3. This repository is not the publisher; it is merely the online archive.  
  4. Mention of the repository is appreciated but not mandatory.

Policy for information describing items in the repository

  1. Anyone may access the metadata free of charge.
  2. The metadata may be re-used in any medium without prior permission for not-for-profit purposes and re-sold commercially provided the OAI Identifier or a link to the original metadata record are given.