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A new NERC Data Policy - January 2011

NERC's data provide the underpinning evidence for scientific research and public policy.
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13 December 2010

A new NERC Data Policy will come into force in January 2011. It reflects NERC's continuing commitment to openness and transparency in the research process, including access to the data that underpin research publications, and the government's requirement for open access to public data.

The Policy covers environmental data acquired, assembled or created through research, survey and monitoring activities that are either fully or partially funded by NERC.

There are a number of significant changes when compared to NERC's existing Data Policy. However, to allow NERC time to implement new grant application and review processes, some elements will not be implemented immediately.

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The new Data Policy

In light of this new NERC Data Policy, BODC is reviewing its data holdings and work is underway to ensure that our data access policies reflect these changes.


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