Data management and policies

Your data is your responsibility and taking good care is an absolute requirement for any research. When performing research that uses the BMS lab equipment, expertise or facilities, you are subject to applicable international and Dutch law and the policies and conditions created by both the University of Twente and the BMS lab. To aid you in understanding your responsibilities and the available tools, you should familiarize yourself with the content on this page.

Storage and care of data

In 2015 the UT published the Research data policy UT. (link) This document sets out minimum criteria for the management and storage of data. Since the way in which research data is handled varies from one academic discipline to another, it is up to each faculty to supplement the university’s policies by setting up their own faculty data policy. These policies specify how scientists within the faculty are required to handle research data. Because of national and international laws, regulations and funder requirements, data management soon becomes very important for research department and researchers.

BMS data policy

The BMS data policy is available in Dutch & English (link). Many steps in improving the infrastructure, facilities and support have already been taken, which can be found on the BMS LAB website and IGS datalab website.

Additional frameworks for the proper handling of data

The advisory report (link) formulated by the DSW Committee (Deans of social sciences faculties) concerning academic integrity, data storage and reproducibility (dated 06/01/2016). This advisory report is based on an appraisal of the data protocols used by the Social Science faculties