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Research Data Management: Funder requirements

Funders' requirements

Funding imageIncreasingly funders are requiring grant applicants and holders to explain and account for how they manage and share their data.  Each funder has slightly different requirements, so it is important to check what your funder requires, at the point that you are applying for funding.

The following sections link to summaries of the main funders' data policies, provided by the Digital Curation Centre.

Non-UKRI Funders

The Wellcome Trust

July 2018 - Wellcome and Springer Nature announced a pilot, expected to run over six to twelve months. Wellcome will support the costs associated with its funded researchers using Springer Nature’s Research Data Support services for an initial fixed number of datasets. Details available on Springer Nature's Research Data Support Pilot page.

Other funders

Check your funders' policies before you apply, so that you can make sure you can meet their requirements and include any costs needed within your funding application.

Concordat on Open Research Data

The Concordat has been developed by a UK multi-stakeholder group, including HEFCE, RCUK, Universities UK and the Wellcome Trust. 

It aims to help ensure that the research data gathered and generated by members of the UK research community is made openly available for use by others wherever possible in a manner consistent with relevant legal, ethical, disciplinary and regulatory frameworks and norms, and with due regard to the costs involved.