There are a number of reasons for making Research Data Open Access in CRO.
An increasing number of funders are requiring data collected during research projects to be made available as Open Access data. Additionally, some major journal publishers require that data supporting any articles published are made publicly available:
- BioMed Central
Exceptions are generally only made in the case of data where persons may be identified by nature of their location or attributes, and only if the data cannot be sufficiently de-identified or anonymised.
Please Note: CRO is managed by the Pure system, which is hosted overseas. International government agencies may be able to access your data at any time without notice, which may have privacy implications for your data. Therefore it is not appropriate to use it as a data archive or storage for any Research Datasets other than Open Access datasets.
Before allowing access consider:
- Who owns the Intellectual Property of the data? Has the data been created from your own observations, or has it been collected from other sources, for example government agencies or commercial providers?
- Do Research Ethics allow Open Access?
- Are the data sensitive, private or confidential?
- Are there Government regulations preventing the dissemination of the data?
The CRO Research Outputs Datasets form
After you login you will see the menus to the left of the screen for research outputs and other research activities, under Personal Overview. When you mouse over each item a plus sign will appear. Use that to go to the Datasets submission template