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" 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: