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Data sharing

Every year, the MRC invests around £700 million of public money in research, the primary output of which is data. We want to maximise the research opportunities that such a diversity, richness and quantity of data provides. One of the best ways of achieving this is to ensure that data are properly preserved for sharing and informed use beyond the originating research teams.

Data sharing: population and patient studies

This policy and guidance provides detailed requirements and expectations for individual studies to meet the overarching MRC policy on research data sharing - the council’s principles for data sharing that apply to all MRC-funded research.