Model Language for Research Data Management Policies

Authors:Corey, William, University of Virginia LibraryUniversity of Virginia ORCID icon, Nathan, Digital Repositories LibrarianVirginia Tech Mann, Wendy, Head, Data Services GroupGeorge Mason University Wilson, Tom, Associate Dean, Branch Libraries and Digital Student ServicesUniversity of Alabama

This proposal was drafted by a Working Group of the ASERL/SURA Research Data Coordinating Committee. The purpose of this document is to provide model language for universities to consider when drafting policy to support data management practices and infrastructure at their institutions.

ASERL/SURA member institutions may not need all of the sections in this document. Each institution should include the sections that are relevant for their situation, and modify content as necessary.

Much of this document was adopted from Research Data Management Policy, University of Edinburgh, available at (

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Corey, William, Nathan Hall, Wendy Mann, and Tom Wilson. "Model Language for Research Data Management Policies." ASERL website (2013). Available: [""].

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Association of Southeastern Research LibrariesSoutheast Universities Research Association