Research data and legal issues

rsz istock 115641521What legal issues arise when working with research data?

Have you ever wondered how you can protect your research data or how you can licence them? What about when re-using someone else’s research data? Are there any risks if you don’t use a license?

OpenAIRE can help you answer all these questions!

We have just published the first version of our brand new Guides that can help you understand various legal issues and offer you solutions.

Guides on research data and legal issues

How do I know if my research data is protected?

How do I license my research data?

Can I reuse someone else’s research data?

These guides are part of the user guide on Copyright, Open Science and Data, offering a state-of-the-art, legally advanced, manageable set of rules, guidelines and resources, with a view to addressing copyright and related rights issues.


OpenAIRE is a great resource for supporting beginners to experts on all things Open Science, so check out our dedicated Guides section 
navigate through various aspects of Open Science and learn how our services can help you!


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