IP Australia states that intellectual property:
"... is the property of your mind or proprietary knowledge. Basically, the productive new ideas you create. It can be an invention, trade mark, design, band, or the application of your idea."
It is imperative that the ownership of research data is clarified prior to the commencement of a project. Future storage and reuse are directly affected by the intellectual property rights of research data.
Data ownership should be documented via a Research Data Management Plan.
Ownership is affected by:
The Australian Research Data Commons (formerly ANDS, Australian National Data Service) Licensing and copyright for data reuse page is a great place to start. For more in-depth information on licencing and permission, see the ARDC Research Data Rights Management Guide, which addresses copyright an IP rights in data, data rights management for data you own or create, and considerations for data you use.
There are several policies and guidelines of relevance to research data management:
Please contact the Senior Librarian, Copyright for further information.