Relevance of Research Data

Research data is essential for advancing knowledge and promoting evidence-based decision-making. Furthermore, it is crucial for ensuring the reproducibility and transparency of research findings. Also the legislators and funders recognize that research data is a valuable public resource that can be used to advance knowledge and inform policy decisions, and therefore they have taken steps to ensure that data are made publicly available. To achieve this a set of guidelines or requirements (so-called Research Data Policies) that outline how research data should be managed, stored, and shared are being developed. Research data policies are typically developed by organizations, such as universities, research institutions, or funding agencies, to ensure that research data is managed in a way that is consistent with ethical, legal, and scientific norms.

The most relevant policies for researchers at UniSysCat are: