Guidelines Research Data Management at NMBU

By Janna Bitnes Hagen


Here you will find information about NMBU's guidelines for handling research data and links to policies/strategies laid down by the Research Council of Norway, the Ministry of Education and Research and the EU.

With the term “handling research data”, we mean storage of data in ongoing projects, archiving data at publication / project completion, data sharing, and making data available. NMBU students and employees seek to comply with international standards for research data management, ethical guidelines, and regulations from national and international sources of funding.

The management of research data in NMBU projects must follow the FAIR principles; Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable, and the principle that "Research data shall be as open as possible, as closed as necessary".

NMBU's guidelines for handling research data applies to all student and employees at NMBU building the basis for a scientific publication and the research data generated in ongoing projects, e.g.:

  • Research data must be prepared and archived in a secure manner.
  • Research data must be equipped with a Data Management Plan (DMP) that describes how research data will be handled (storage, archiving and accessibility) both during the lifetime of a project and afterwards.
  • Research data must be hosted with metadata that tends to define or describe other data and enable others to search for and use the data.
  • Research data must be open and available (open access).
  • A reason to limit open access may be: Security, Sensitive personal data, Other legal matters, Commercial relationships, Other conditions like major economic or practical consequences for those who have generated/collected data.
  • Research projects notifiable for privacy regulations must be notified at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD).

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