In September 2018, Australian National Data Service (ADNS) released some guidance on LICENSING for DATA. This new guide includes three flowcharts for data rightsholders, data users and data suppliers.
In particular, this comprehensive Guide provides information relevant to data owners, users and suppliers.
It includes flowcharts to guide decision making about data licensing and data reuse. The Guide covers:
- Copyright basics
- Copyright and data
- Who owns your data?
- Rights management for data you own or create
- Choosing a licence & Creative Commons
- Considerations for data you reuse
- Complying with licence permissions
- Considerations for data supplied through a facility
- Support for licensing in data facilities
Copyright is the legal principle which says that someone can own the expression of an idea: the expression is 'intellectual property'. Someone who holds the copyright for a work has a legal right to restrict the distribution of the work in certain ways. Specific details depend on where and when the work was created, and other factors. An owner grants a license to give a licensee permission to use the owner's property in some way.
- Information Guide: Introduction to Ownership of Rights in Research Data / DATASET LICENCING: Choose the Right Rights, Use the Data Right, by CREATe, University of Glasgow, 2018. Documentation. University of Glasgow
- License your Research Data with help of FACT SHEET on CREATIVE COMMONS & OPEN SCIENCE
- Open Data Management MOOC: Unit 5: Intellectual Property and Copyright
- Implement effective Open Data & Keep it alive with Open Data TOOLKIT
- Guidelines for Data Management Plan from SNSF: learning from each other
- All Research Data Alliance (RDA) Recommendations & Outputs
- Want to take WIPO's General e-Course on Intellectual Property? Enroll here – it’s free of charge