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Homepage / 2 weeks until new UKRI open access policy – key points about your research data

2 weeks until new UKRI open access policy – key points about your research data


For anyone receiving UKRI funding, a new policy will apply for peer-reviewed research articles submitted for publication from 1 April 2022.

Read the full policy now to ensure you know what your responsibilities are.

Did you know?

The policy also covers your research data.

  • UKRI requires all research articles to include a Data Access Statement (also known as a Data Availability Statement), even where there are no data associated with the article or the data are inaccessible.
  • This statement informs readers where the underlying research materials associated with a paper are available, and how the research materials can be accessed. The statement can include links to the dataset, where applicable and appropriate. Where there are reasons to protect access to the data, for example commercial confidentiality or sensitivities around data derived from potentially identifiable human participants, these should be included in the statement.

More information on writing a data availability statement.

Any questions?

Your Research Information Specialist is here to help. See the Library’s guide on the UKRI open access policy.

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Rachel Daniels

Written By: Karyn Meaden-Pratt

Rachel is the Library Service's Research Support Manager and is responsible for managing the Research Information Specialists, the open access team and the Research Data Manager.

Karyn is the Library Communications Manager and University Archivist.

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