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Research Data Services

Guidance, tools, and training to support faculty and students working with research data.

Select a License

When publishing a dataset, it is important to assign a copyright license that clearly communicates how others are able to use your data.

  • For data files, select an open license that allows flexibility in whether or not attribution is required and how data can or cannot be reused and shared. Read more about data licenses
  • For software, you should select a software license that protect copyright and prevents you from liability in case of issues in the code. Read more about software licenses

Consult the UVic Copyright Office for further guidance.

Choose an Open Source License

The content of is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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