UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on University of California Research Data and Tangible Research Materials. The policy is a new policy that describes the responsibilities of the campus leadership and its researchers concerning the access to, and retention and maintenance of research data and tangible research materials produced during the course of University research. The policy addresses the following key issues:
- The policy affirms that the Regents of the University of California own all research data and tangible research materials.
- Research data and tangible research materials must be retained as long as required by funders, publishers, campus policy, compliance or regulatory bodies, applicable law, relevant agreements, and in accordance with the standards of the principal investigators' scholarly disciplines.
- When principal investigators leave the University, research data and tangible research materials remain the property of the Regents of the University of California, however, principal investigators may generally take copies of research data generated under their research projects.
The proposed policy is posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/anrstaff/Administration/Business_Operations/Controller/Administrative_Policies_-_Business_Contracts/Policy_and_administrative_handbooks/ANR_Administrative_Handbook/Recent_Updates/
If you have any questions or if you wish to comment, please contact Robin Sanchez at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than April 7, 2021. Please indicate “Research Data and Tangible Research Materials” in the subject line.