Know your legal and ethical responsibilities

Legal and ethical responsibilities for research data management.

Legal responsibilities

There are legal responsibilities to consider when creating, preserving, and sharing data. These include Intellectual Property Rights, Copyright, Licences, and Data protection. The laws and regulations relevant to specific research areas, such as clinical trials regulations and the Human Tissues Act, also need to be observed. Some of the legislation and regulation is included on the UWE Code of Good Research Conduct.

Ethical responsibilities

The University has set in place detailed requirements and guidance in relation to research ethics. There are set out in the research ethics webpages.

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