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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. The documents produced in research belong to the University.

The university is subject to The Swedish National Archives Regulation on preservation and disposal, which stipulates how archiving of research data is to be performed.

Read more about how to handle and archive research documents at LU

There is a lot of information and data within the University that needs to be protected and managed in a safe way. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has a task to develop and manage information security efforts within the university, e.g. setting requirements, coordinating, supporting, training, and monitoring compliance.

Read more on information security at Lund University

Requirements from research funders


The Swedish Research Council has requirements for DMP and a recommendation on making research data available.

The Swedish Research Council's requirements for DMP

The Swedish Research Council's recommendation for open access to research data

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond has recommendations for both DMP and access to research data.

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond's recommendation for DMP

Riksbankens Jubileumsfond's recommendation for open access to research data


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

EU requirements for DMP and making research data available

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

NSF requirements for DMP and available research data

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 requirements 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