Chris Shaffer
Chris is an open science advocate and serves as University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Information Management. Contact him to discuss the vision, strategic plan, and services of the UCSF Library.

UC Office of the President Call for Comment: Presidential Policy on UC Research Data

The UC Office of the President invites comments on a proposed Presidential Policy on UC Research Data. This is the second systemwide review for this policy. The first review was initiated on December 17, 2020 and closed April 7, 2021.

Ownership of research data by the UC Regents is a long-standing precept originally articulated in Regulation 4 (Academic Personnel Manual 020), where it states “Notebooks and other original records of the research are the property of the University.” Regulation 4, issued in 1958, is still in effect. The purpose of the new Presidential Policy on University of California Research Data is to 1) clarify ownership of and responsibility for research data generated during the course of University Research, 2) encourage active data management practices, and 3) provide guidance with respect to procedures when a researcher leaves the University. You may access the FAQ and policy documents for review in this Box folder. If you have any questions or comment, please complete this Qualtrics form by April 1.