The Licence Agreement specifies the rights and responsibilities of both parties and authorises us to preserve and to distribute the data collection under the terms and conditions specified.
UK Data Archive
University of Essex
The Licence Agreement asks the Depositor to guarantee that nothing in the data collection is illegal, and that the data collection does not breach privacy or data protection laws. It also asks for assurances that you are entitled to place the data collection in the archive and that the agreement of all parties who may have an interest in the data collection has been obtained. The Depositor should ensure that anyone with copyright interest has been included in the Licence Agreement.
Most data owners allow their data to be used for non-commercial educational purposes by academics, researchers in research institutions, charitable bodies, local and central government and other public organisations. In some cases, data owners allow their data collection to be used by anyone without restriction (in these cases, the right to be asserted as owner of the data collection remains, as do all moral rights). In other cases, they allow their dataset to be used by commercial organisations subject to payment of royalties. Some data owners may require additional restrictions on access if the data content is of a sensitive or confidential nature. In these cases, email email@example.com to discuss alternative access conditions.
No, the licence does not require you to guarantee accuracy in the data, nor take any responsibility for any subsequent analysis of the data collection.
The agreement should be signed by the owner of the data collection, or in the case of institutions or organisations, it should be signed by a person authorised by that institution or organisation to sign such agreements.
No, the Licence Agreement makes sure that you retain ownership in the data collection and can continue to use it in any way you choose.
No, you remain free to enter into other agreements for distribution or to develop distribution mechanisms yourself. However, deposit with the UK Data Archive relieves you of the administrative and technical burdens associated with distribution.
Yes, we keep records of who is using each data collection. If you wish to see records for your own deposited collection, you may request a report detailing usage.