Administrators and the Responsible Conduct of Research
Who may access research data?

Who may access research data?

No matter whether data is research, financial, or administrative data, there are reasonable levels of controls that can and should be placed regarding access. Research data will include preliminary and raw data that are the building blocks of scholarly publications. Such data are also the foundation of intellectual property and its protection. Financial data may contain information that neither an institution nor individuals may wish to be generally known. This might include salary information as well as data that is used to create cost and pricing analyses, facilities and administrative cost rate calculations and negotiations, and the like. Similarly, administrative data may contain information, such as the content of subcontract negotiation notes and reports related to conflicts of interest or research misconduct that is really of valid use to a restricted group.

Essentially normal access to data can be set for as follows:

Research Data:

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