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Data Management for Grant-Seekers

Resources to assist researchers to create a data management plan for grant submissions.

Copyright Considerations for Data

The following rules apply to data under U.S. Copyright Laws:

For data produced by you:

  1. This data cannot be copyrighted. A particular expression of the data may be copyrighted, however. Examples of an expression that could be copyrighted include graphs, tables, and other visualizations of the data.

  2. This data can be licensed. A license can limit the way in which data can be used (for example, not allowing commercial use, requiring attribution, etc.).

For data produced by others and used by you:

  1. You may or may not have rights to share the data, depending upon if/how the data was licensed by the data producer. Terms of access to the data must be followed.

  2. Any questions about data and copyright can be addressed to

(adapted from "Ethical and Legal Issues, Data Management and Publishing," Massachussetts Institute of Technology webpage)

Permissions - Copyright LibGuide 

An informative guide to the subject of copyright law and permissions for use of materials, created by UMKC librarians.

Creative Commons Licenses

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