There is a wide range of copyright issues related to research data. Therefore, information on copyright is split into four sub-sections in the DataWiz knowledge base:

  1. First, we address the legal status of research data. Are research data protected by copyright and if yes, under which conditions?
  2. Thereafter, we discuss the ownership of research data. In other words: who is holding the copyright, if copyright protection applies?
  3. We outline the circumstances under which your research data may be affected by the copyright of third parties and how you can avoid copyright infringements when publishing your data.
  4. The section concludes with a note on (unintentionally) waiving copyright upon publication.