What does the policy require and permit?

Researchers must follow Yale policy, laws and regulations, and contractual obligations with respect to research data and materials. Researchers must generally retain data and materials for sponsored projects, or that resulted in a publication, for three years.

Researchers can generally take copies of data when they leave the University, or transfer ownership to a new institution.

Researchers are encouraged to share data to the extent feasible while taking into account legal, contractual, and other restrictions on data sharing.

As legal owner, Yale is required to meet relevant legislative, regulatory, research sponsor, and contractual requirements concerning research data and materials, and is committed to developing and supporting an environment in which the objectives of its policies and principles can be achieved. Please refer to Research  Data Management Principles and Guidance.

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