FAIR Policy for ARDC and ARDC Co-Investment Project Materials

The ARDC recognises that open and accessible outputs of research drive research innovation, impact, and quality. Researchers and the broader community benefit from the knowledge produced by publicly-funded activities.

The ARDC is committed to maximising the impact of outputs of the ARDC and ARDC co-investment project activities by ensuring they are disseminated as widely as possible and in a manner which enables maximum reuse by humans and machines.

The ARDC has developed a FAIR policy for outputs both from ARDC projects and from co-investment projects we are a partner in.

The ARDC requires the FAIR principles to be applied to its own materials and to outputs from co-investment projects unless there is a valid case why the principles cannot be applied, and this is accepted by the ARDC.

Download the FAIR Policy below.

Application of the Policy

Guidelines for adhering to FAIR Principles:

The ARDC provides partners with guidelines to provide clarity on how they can ensure that project outputs are made FAIR or have valid cases for exemption.

Read FAIR Data Guidelines for Project Data Outputs

Relation to Intellectual Property of partners’ materials:

Partners in ARDC activities will often own Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in materials produced or used in ARDC projects.

Partners in ARDC activities will generally be required to provide ARDC with a licence and a right to sub-license the IPR in the Materials created.

Specific arrangements related to IPR in Materials are prescribed in ARDC contracts with partners.

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Last updated

18 May 2022



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