Research data may not copyrightable in the U.S. However, certain intellectual property policies and licenses may inform how you and others can share and use data. Learn about proper attribution and how copyright relates to your research.

Data as intellectual property

The University Copyright Librarian, Nancy Sims, describes the Intellectual Property Rights associated with data you generate as part of university research.

Nancy Sims, Copyright Librarian
Making Decisions About Your Research Data
September 7th, 2012
Video: 6 min 37 sec.

Choosing a data license

Assigning a license can help clarify how you want people to use your data.