Answered By: Research Support Librarian
Last Updated: Feb 07, 2019     Views: 6

Good Research Data Management doesn’t mean that you’ll forfeit your right to exclusive first use of your data.

Most funders allow you to embargo your results for a well-defined period of time to enable you to publish your findings and file any patents related to your research.

You will need to outline any proposed embargo periods at the beginning of your project in your Data Management Plan, and these proposed periods will need to be both justifiable and justified.