National strategy on access to and sharing of research data

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2 What does “publicly funded research data” mean?

In this strategy, publicly funded research data refers to:

(i) data collected or generated for use for or as a result of publicly funded ­research, and

(ii) data underpinning publications that are the result of publicly funded ­research, regardless of the source of the data.

Figur 2.1 Figure 1 Data life cycle in research

Public data refers to all information produced, collected or paid for by public sector entities. Such data may be openly available or restricted. Much of this data has not been collected primarily for the sake of research, but may still represent an important source of data for research.