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Research Data Management: Rights Management

This guide provides information about managing research data in any discipline.

Access and Use Restrictions

Data files may be protected by ownership rights or licenses.

  • Ensure that you have proper permissions to use and share data, considering any license agreements or ownership issues.
  • Document any access or use restrictions in the metadata, readme file, or data dictionary.


Protect sensitive and confidential information.

  • Datasets that include confidential information should have that information de-identified or suppressed before being shared.