SURF publishes guide to data use

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SURFdirect of the Netherlands has published a guide clarifying the legal protection that applies to research data. It is intended to inform researchers about what they can do with other people's data. For example, the consent of the data's creator is sometimes required but some actions involving data can be carried out without consent.

The information in the guide, which has now been published in English, should also allow researchers to determine whether they also need to protect their own research data.