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Research Data Management: Legal and Ethical

Ethics and Intellectual Property

ChecklistThe management and sharing of research data creates questions of data ownership, data protection and ethical approval.  It is advisable to address these questions before the project starts, and to make sure that all parties are in agreement.

Funders will expect your data management plan to demonstrate that you have considered these issues.


These pages provide an overview of the issues involved, and do not constitute legal advice.

Data Protection 

Data Ethics 

Intellectual Propertly

DMU RDM Guidance

DMU will shortly be putting in place a new Research Data Management Policy.  In the meantime, please refer to the 'Good Practice in Research Data Management' Guidance.

DMU RDM Training


Click to go yo the DMU Research Data Management Course