Data Policy

Increasing the availability of research data for reuse is in part being driven by research data policies. While the number of research funders, journals and institutions with some form of research data policy is growing, the landscape is complex and therefore the implementation and implications of policies for researchers can be unclear, confusing and sometimes even contradictory. The RDA Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG was established to help address these challenges.

Initially the Group focussed on Developing a Research Data Policy Framework for All Journals and Publishers and with journal adoptions of the framework growing, the Group is now focussing on alignment between publishers and funders. This session provided an overview of the joint session held at RDA P17 of the Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management and Practices IG, the Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG and the FAIRsharing WG.

The focus of this RDA VP17 session was to provide an overview of a joint project to examine funder-publisher policy alignment and provide recommendations on how to improve alignment.

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4922756

Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Contact: Kathryn Unsworth (kathryn.unsworth@ardc.edu.au)

Keywords: policy, data policy, publishers, training material


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Status: Active

Authors: Simons, Natasha (orcid: 0000-0003-0635-1998)

Data Policy https://dresa.org.au/materials/data-policy Increasing the availability of research data for reuse is in part being driven by research data policies. While the number of research funders, journals and institutions with some form of research data policy is growing, the landscape is complex and therefore the implementation and implications of policies for researchers can be unclear, confusing and sometimes even contradictory. The RDA Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG was established to help address these challenges. Initially the Group focussed on Developing a Research Data Policy Framework for All Journals and Publishers and with journal adoptions of the framework growing, the Group is now focussing on alignment between publishers and funders. This session provided an overview of the joint session held at RDA P17 of the Research Funders and Stakeholders on Open Research and Data Management and Practices IG, the Data Policy Standardisation and Implementation IG and the FAIRsharing WG. The focus of this RDA VP17 session was to provide an overview of a joint project to examine funder-publisher policy alignment and provide recommendations on how to improve alignment. Kathryn Unsworth (kathryn.unsworth@ardc.edu.au) policy, data policy, publishers, training material