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Legal aspects and funder requirements

On this page you find information about national laws and guidelines, as well as requirements from funders regarding research data management.

National laws

If you handle research data with personal data, special legislation applies. You must also register the processing of personal data in a special register at LU, called PULU.

Find out more about the processing of personal data at LU and login to PULU

Research carried out on humans or animals may entail that you as a researcher must apply for an ethical permit in accordance with regulations for ethical review.

Read more about research ethics and animal testing ethics

The research at a university is a public authority activity, and the documents produced in research, therefore, belong to the University.
The university is subject to theThe Swedish National Archives Regulation on preservation and disposal, which stipulates how archiving of research data is to be performed.

Read more about the handling and archiving of research documents at LU

Requirements from research funders



For Horizon 2020, there are requirements for DMP and requirements for making research data available.

EU requirements for DMP and making research data available (new tab)

The National Science Foundation has requirements for both DMP and making research data available.

NSF requirements for DMP and available research data (new tab)

Research data help and support

Contact your library: Libraries at Lund University

or Servicedesk, e-mail: servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se

Telephone: 046-222 90 00
(Monday-Friday 8:00-17:00)

Web form Servicedesk:

Questions regarding requirments from funders

Contact your library or LU Research Services if you have questions about requirements from funders.

Libraries at Lund University

Research services at Lund University