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BC Data Policy

Resources for researchers required to design a data management plan or who need assistance in data research.

General Institutional Policies for Research Data

Following are links to general information on institutional policy toward research data in institutions of higher learning;  Boston College policy adheres to these general principles. 

Data @ BC

"Data" means all of the information collected and generated in the course of a research project. BC makes a distinction between research data and administrative data about research, and each of these types of data are addressed separately in institutional policies.

For the exact definition used by Boston College, see the RCR Glossary.

For the U.S. government's exact definition of data, please see the link below:

Additional Information

For more information on Boston College data policies, contact Steve Erickson, Boston College Office of Research and Compliance ( stephen.erickson@bc.edu).