Licensing and Copyright
Re-using and sharing data has legal implications. Only re-use or share data if you are certain you have the right to do so. Licensing your data makes it clear to potential re-users what they can and cannot do with the data, and how you should be acknowledged.
University Policies and Procedures
The Research Data and Primary Materials Policy sets out requirements around making research data available for reuse, and around accessing research data created by other researchers that has not been licensed for re-use.
The Copyright Compliance Policy sets out the University’s position on the use of Third Party Material and associated copyright compliance requirements, but it does not set out the University’s position on the ownership of copyrighted material created by members of the University. That is addressed in the Intellectual Property Policy.
The Intellectual Property Policy addresses the creation, ownership, utilisation, commercialisation and sharing of IP developed within the University.
A licence sets out the conditions under which your data can be reused. If you do not apply a licence to your data, no-one else can legally use it.
In the Research Data and Primary Materials Policy, the University recommends the Creative Commons CC-BY licence, although exceptions are recognised where this licence will not be appropriate.
Read the ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide for more information.