Library Data Resources: Data Protection and Ethical Use
At a time when the EUI Library is providing unprecedented off-campus access to data resources – we remind users of their obligations regarding data protection and ethical use. EUI users may not distribute, or allow any other party to have access to data which is provided under Library license. Special terms and conditions apply to the use of micro-socioeconomic and qualitative data. This reflects the sensitive nature of observations about human subjects, families and households. Such terms and conditions apply to (i) data hosted by the Library for EUI members (ii) data gathered and used during research projects, and (iii) data provided directly to EUI members under third-party license. Terms and conditions of access and use for all datasets hosted by the Library, are provided in the ‘full details’ section of the individual resource guides in the Library’s Data Portal. Access to, and use of, databases provided by the EUI Library are subject to contractual license agreements and copyright terms. Full details are on the Library’s Terms and Conditions page. [ctd.]
Data users are individually responsible for compliance with terms and conditions of access and use. All EUI users must scrupulously abide by the terms and conditions of access to, and use of, data provided under license to the EUI community. Violation of license terms puts at risk other EUI members’ future access to data resources.
Some data issuers require that access contracts be established directly with end-users. If a data issuer also requests the counter-signature of an EUI administrator (‘guarantor’), please write to [email protected]
Full details are at the links below.
- EUI members are reminded that access to, and use of, research data is subject to the provisions in the EUI Data Protection Policy, President’s Decision No.10/2019, which is binding on all EUI members.
- Details about provisions regarding the use of data for research purposes are in the Library’s Research Data Guide (7th ed. Section 2, pp.2-4).
- Further information is in the Code of Ethics in Academic Research and the Guide on Good Data Protection Practice in Research – the provisions of which have to be observed by all EUI data users, in order to avoid disciplinary sanctions and/or the loss of access to research data by the EUI community
- EUI Library Research Data Services homepage.