We support the UKERC Researcher Community to perform data management planning. The approach is As open as possible, as closed as necessary.
We have produced a series of A4 guides on a variety of Data Management topics:
FAIR Data complies with the principles that Data should be:
both by humans and machines.
Depositing in a Data Centre, such as the EDC, Data becomes more FAIR.
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We recommend that all data of use to others, or that which underpins a publication is deposited in a respository where the domain researchers will expect to find it. The EDC aims to hold non-senstive data from the Energy research sector. For data which is best in another repository, such as Energy research using social science methods, the EDC will hold a metadata only record for it. We are happy to discuss this with our community, so please get in touch.
Data which complies with the FAIR principles need not be Open Data. Open Data expects that there are no access restrictions and can be reused without additional consent from the original creator.
Depending on the type of data collected and any potential restrictions, such as studies relating to people or intellectual property issues, then it may not be appropriate to be Open but could be FAIR.
The EDC holds both FAIR and Open Data. The creator/depositor is responsible for deciding what is appropriate for their data.