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Research funders: research data policies & expectations

Listed below are most UK and European research funders with links to their RDM policies and an overview of their expectations.

If your funder is not listed below, please contact us

UK and European research funders and their RDM policies
FunderData policyOverview of expectationsHelp to comply
AHRCResearch Funding GuideSummary of expectationsHow to write the Data Management Plan (see p.49)
AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities) Guides to Research Management
BBSRCData Sharing PolicySummary of expectationsFAQs & Data Management Plans
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationOpen Access Policy (see element 5) Policy FAQs
CRUKData Sharing and preservation PolicySummary of expectations
DFIDOpen and Enhanced Access Policy 
EC - Horizon 2020Guidelines on Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data 
EPSRCPolicy framework on research dataGuidance for UCL researchers is available.FAQs: Freedom of Information & Research data
ERCGuidelines on Implementation of Open Access to Scientific Publications and Research Data 
ESRCResearch Data PolicyGuidance for UCL researchers is available.FAQs & Data Management Plans
MRCData sharing policySummary of expectations
NERCData policySummary of expectations
NIHData sharing policy 
NIHR - UK Department of HealthNIHR Open Access Policy (see note on data access)Summary of expectations
Royal SocietyConditions of awards (see section 10) Information on data sharing and mining
STFCScientific data policySummary of expectationsData Management Plans
Wellcome TrustPolicy on data management and sharingSummary of expectations