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Do I Own the Rights to My Data?
- Data are not copyrightable (yet a particular expression of data can be, such as a chart or table in a book).
- Original records of research, including data, produced by UC researchers are the property of the Regents of the University of California. (APM 020)
- UC Copyright provides guidance and policies related to intellectual property and ownership for the University of California.
Open Access to Data
"Science is based on building on, reusing and openly criticising the published body of scientific knowledge. For science to effectively function, and for society to reap the full benefits from scientific endeavours, it is crucial that science data be made open."