Make your data count

Funder requirements

  • If you are funded by RCUK, in line with the RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy, you are required to include a statement in your published paper on how and on what terms any underlying data can be accessed by third parties. If there are good or compelling reasons to restrict access to the data, these should be included in the statement.
  • Most research funders have issued data policies:
    • for ‘at a glance’ summaries, see the DCC’s overview of funders’ data policies.
    • Jisc’s Sherpa Services provide details of both funder and publisher policies on open access data archiving and publishing.
    • use the links below to find out whether or not data management plans are required, what support is available for costs, where and when you should deposit your data, and whether there are any requirements regarding data access and sharing.
  • These requirements should be seen as augmenting both the existing University of Oxford policy on research data and the general principles of research data management, preservation, and sharing that underpin good practice. Consequently, some of the guidance provided may also be of interest to researchers whose funding comes from other sources.