Catalogue

UK Data Service data catalogue record for:

UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016

Title details

SN: 851566
Title: UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851566
Depositor: Laurence Horton, London School of Economics and Political Science
Principal investigator(s): Laurence Horton, London School of Economics and Political Science
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Grant number: Unknown

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Laurence Horton, London School of Economics and Political Science. (2015). UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016. Data catalogue. UK Data Service. SN: 851566, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-851566

Select the text above to add data citation in your outputs.

Select citation format: 
XML citation formats:  CSL  EndNote

Subject Categories

Reference and instructional resources

Abstract

Abstract copyright data collection owner.

This dataset compares existing research data policies at UK higher education institutions. It consists of 83 cases. Polices were compared on a range of variables. Variables included policy length in words, whether the policy offers definitions, length of their definition of "data", defines institutional support, requires data management plans, states scope of staff and student coverage, specifies ownership of research outputs, details where external funder rights take precedent, guides on what data and documentation is required to be retained, how long it needs to be retained, reinforces where research ethics prevent open data, finalises where data can be accessed, speaks about open data requirements, includes a statement on funding the costs of Research Data Management, and specifies a review period for the policy. Data also includes the institution's year of foundation and a categorical variable grouping institutions by year of foundation allowing comparison across cohort groups of universities. A further two variables allow for identification of research based universities. Data on total research funding and research council for the year 2014/2015 was added, along with the number of research staff eligible for the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework (REF). Also included is the institution's Grade Point Average based on its REF score using a Times Higher Education (THES) calculated score.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 01 January 2009 - 01 October 2016
Dates of fieldwork: 01 March 2014 - 01 October 2016
Country: United Kingdom
Geography: United Kingdom
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Organisations
Kind of data: Alpha-numeric
Textual
Method of data collection: Data collection was based on a list of UK Higher Education Institutions with data policies. This list was provided by the Digital Curation Centre. I also conducted a google search for UK university data policies to discover additional institutions that had adopted Research Data Management requirements. The data does not include 'Roadmaps' to EPSRC compliance.

Thesaurus search on keywords

View keywords... Hide keywords...

Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 26 February 2015
Latest edition: 17 November 2016 (minor amendments only)
Copyright: Laurence Horton, London School of Economics and Political Science
Availability: UK Data Service
Contact: Laurence Horton, London School of Economics and Political Science

Syntax/Code

No previously uploaded files

  (login required)

Upload syntax/code file


851566
UK Higher Education Institution Research Data Management Policies, 2009-2016

I agree to the terms and conditions *

Confirm new syntax/code file version


A previous version of syntax file "" has already been uploaded and approved.

If you continue with this upload, the previous version of the syntax file will be overwritten with this new version.

This new version of the syntax file will be subject to the UK Data Service approval process before it becomes available for download.

Do you want to continue?

    


Back to top