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University Research Data Management policy

The University's Research Data Management (RDM) policy was approved by in June 2014. The policy was updated to include references to GDPR and to clarify scope and responsibilities and approved by Research Committee in November 2018. 

As one of the leading research-intensive universities in the world, the University of St Andrews places high value on the research carried out under its aegis; whether produced solely within its academic schools, its centres/institutes or as result of research pooling. More information on the University's research activities can be found at

This policy is complemented by related University policies and guidelines relevant to research, human resources, ethics, data protection and intellectual property.

All researchers (staff and students) are expected to comply with the University of St Andrews Research Data Management Policy (PDF, 84 KB) .

For advice, support, guidance and training on best practice in research data management, see