Research Data Management policy
The University of Cape Town is currently drafting a Research Data Management (RDM) Policy. Read the latest draft.
At UCT, the drivers and principles for managing research data are emerging in response to a number of policies published by funders of research, which include:
ensuring the validation of research results
providing research opportunities in data reuse
enabling actionable and socially-beneficial science to address global research challenges.
Making data resulting from publicly-funded research open access requires consideration of the necessary limits on openness. The UCT RDM Policy will assist researchers in complying with legal requirements and emerging terms of funding and scholarly publishing regarding personal information and commercial considerations.
Full policy information pack
- Advocacy & Outreach Programme: agenda outline
- Current UCT RDM Policy draft
- Open scholarship and funder mandates
- NRF Open Access Statement (2015)
- NRF Requirements for processing grantholder-linked and free standing student and postdoctoral support
- Requirements for archiving NRF funded theses/dissertations
- RDM clauses for inclusion in faculty MoU
Related institutional policies
Research Contracts and Innovation for more information about copyright and research contracts