The research team in the Office of the Provost has been developing guidelines on research data and materials. The Research Data and Materials policy clarifies the University’s position on research data and materials retention, access, transfer, and ownership, and complements existing Yale policies and the Faculty Handbook. In addition to the policy, detailed and updated guidance and a series of frequently asked questions are available.
Accurate and appropriate research records are an essential component of any research project, comprising the evidence necessary to evaluate research results and to reconstruct the events and processes leading to them. Research data are an increasingly important and expensive output of the scholarly research process, across all disciplines. All research requires some level of data management before, during, and subsequent to the active research period. The Office of the Provost will continue to work with faculty and partners on campus (including ITS, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Library) to improve support for research and data management.
For more information, visit http://research.yale.edu/research-data.