No. The policy is consistent with the principles and requirements of open access to research data. Ownership in and of itself does not prevent or restrict sharing. However, there is a delicate balance between an investigator’s willingness to share data in order to facilitate scientific progress, and legislative, regulatory, contractual, ethical or other obligations to preserve and protect data. The policy enables the University to ensure that access to research data is achieved in ways that are appropriate and consistent with the core values of the University.