It is very important that research at the OU is legal, ethical and enacted responsibly. If your research project will involve the collection or use of personal data, please refer to the OU Data Protection (internal only) site to assess if your research is considered high risk, as you may be required to complete a data protection impact assessment.
Research Data Management concerns the management, preservation and sharing of any research data which are collected, created or used during the course of your research.
OU researchers and research students are expected to adhere to the OU Research Data Management Policy as well as any other relevant funder policies, by creating a Data Management Plan, managing data responsibly throughout their lifecycle and wherever possible by sharing research data in a trusted data repository.
Guidance on all aspects of Research Data Management can be found on the OU Library Research Support website.