Skip to main content

Funder requirements

Many research funders now have policies relating to research data management and listed below is a summary of their requirements.

DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? At the earliest possible opportunity
How long for? 3+ years
Full policy details AHRC Research Funding Guide
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? At the earliest possible opportunity
How long for? 10+ years
Full policy details BBSRC Data Sharing Policy
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? At time of publication of results
How long for? 5+ years
Full policy details CRUK Data Sharing Guidelines
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? UK Data Service
When to deposit research data? Within 3 months of project completion
How long for? Not specified
Full policy details ESRC Data Policy
DMP required? Not required as part of funding application, but required for all funded projects
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? At the earliest possible opportunity
How long for? 10+ years from date of last access
Full policy details EPSRC Expectations
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? At the earliest possible opportunity
How long for? Not specified
Full policy details Annotated Model Grant Agreement
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? A trusted repository or, if required in the call conditions, a repository federated in the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
When to deposit research data?

As soon as possible after data production and at the latest by the end of the project

Data underpinning a scientific publication should be deposited at the latest at the time of publication and in line with standard community practices

How long for? Not specified
Full policy details Annotated Model Grant Agreement
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? Within a reasonable time after project completion
How long for?

10+ years for basic research

20+ years for population health and clinical studies

Full policy details MRC Policies and Guidance for Researchers
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? NERC Data Centre
When to deposit research data? Within a reasonable time after project completion
How long for? 10+ years
Full policy details NERC Data Policy
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? Within a reasonable time after project completion
How long for? 10+ years
Full policy details STFC Scientific Data Policy
DMP required? Yes
Where to deposit research data? Any suitable repository
When to deposit research data? At time of publication of results
How long for?

20+ years for research based on clinical samples or findings related to public health

10+ years for all other research

Full policy details Wellcome Trust Policy on Data, Software and Materials Management and Sharing