Research Data

FGCU has a robust policy regarding records management. This policy includes data that has been collected during research. The Records Management policy can be found in the Policies and Procedures Library of the Office of the General Counsel.

Federal Requirements

U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

On February 22, 2016, the OSTP issued a policy memorandum entitled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research.” The intent of the policy is to ensure that results of federally funded research are made available to the public. This includes peer-reviewed publications and data. A portion of the policy states:

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) hereby directs each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development expenditures to develop a plan to support increased public access to the results of research funded by the Federal Government. This includes any results published in peer-reviewed scholarly publications that are based on research that directly arises from Federal funds, as defined in relevant OMB circulars.

Federal Agency Policy Matrix A table summarizing the Federal public access policies resulting from the US Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum of February 2013. 

Other Resources

Association of Research Libraries, Open Scholarship

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition

Committee on Publication Ethics - Guidance