Answered By: Danielle Abrahamse Last Updated: Dec 12, 2018 Views: 7
The Research Contracts and Innovation office can provide advice on the contractual obligations regarding the data and outputs of collaborative projects. Funders in particular often mandate specific kinds of data ownership agreements, and increasingly specific data publishing processes as well.
When developing new collaborative research projects, it would be a good idea to know from the outset the requirements of the various project partners with regards to data security and open data publishing (if appropriate). Again, Research Contracts and Innovation can help in identifying data ownership principles.
Of course, if no UCT-affiliated researchers were involved in creating or collecting the data, it should not be shared on a UCT platform such as ZivaHub.