Data Protection & Licenses

How can I protect my data?

Store research data in a trusted repository

They are experts of data preservation incl. Backing-up, refreshment and migration and data retention

Register the data with a persistent identifier (DOI)

This makes your data citable, discoverable and cleary associates your data with you

Choose a suitable license

I.e. Creative Commons – preferable a share-alike license which ensures that the results based on your data are open access too

What is a Creative Commons License?

  • Standard license contracts for any type of work (text, pictures, videoclips, data etc.)
  • Different user rights can be defined

For a choice of licenses: http://creativecommons.org/choose/


CC0 1.0 for DOI metadata

= This license places them as completely as possible in the public domain, so that others may freely build upon, enhance and reuse the works for any purposes without restriction under copyright or database law. http://creativecommons.org/about/cc0

CC-BY 3.0 for research data :

=This license supports maximum dissemination and use as long as they credit you for the original creation.