Research data is any information that has been collected, observed, generated or created to validate original research findings:

  • documents, spreadsheets

  • numerical data (in unprocessed or computer-readable form)

  • questionnaires, surveys, research results

  • audio and video recordings, photos

  • mathematical models, algorithms

  • contents of an application (input, output, schemas)

  • computer simulation results

  • laboratory protocols, methodology

  • samples, artefacts, objects

  • metadata (descriptions)





  • requirements of publishers and research sponsors

  • recommendations of various institutions (EC, Ministry of Science and Higher Education, National Science Center)

  • MUG openness policy

  • making conducting research much easier

  • the possibility of conducting analysis and comparisons

  • stimulating cooperation

  • evaluation of research reliability

  • saving time and money

  • permanent and safe archiving

  • ethical arguments

  • possibility of citing (from publications or research)



Research data can be deposited in the Open Access repositories or accessible in so called data journals that publish articles based on datasets.



Mendeley Data

NIH Data Sharing Repositories



In accordance with the European Commission's documents Horizon 2020, all European public scientific institutions should strive to share research data in the Open Access model. The National Science Center has introduced an annex to the application for project financing, in which you must include a summary Data Management Plan.

Such a document (DMP) should include information on:

  • the method of obtaining data
  • file formats
  • whether data will be shared/made open access
  • ways of short- and long-term data storage
  • legal and ethical aspects of research data management
  • infrastructure and other resources needed for data management

In order to create a Data Management Plan you may use the DMPTool.

National Science Center prepared detailed guidelines for the data management plans.

DMP Consulting (for the needs of the National Science Center grant applications):

phone 58 349 10 45

e-mail: otwarta.nauka@gumed.edu.pl

Scientific Information and Promotion Division:
phone 58 349 10 45

Regulations of collecting personal data in Medical University of Gdańsk

On 27 April 2016 Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Union and of Council came into force. It relates to data processing for natural persons and the freedom of movement of such data. In the light of this and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), the Main Library would like to draw your attention to the following:

1. The administrator of your personal data is The Medical University of Gdańsk based in Gdańsk, Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie 3A, 80-210 Gdańsk,

2. The Data Protection Inspector at The Medical University of Gdańsk is Piotr Małecki (iod@gumed.edu.pl),

3. Your personal data will be processed using the Tricity Libraries IT System (Stanisław Moniuszko Academy of Music, Gdynia Maritime University, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk University of Physical Education and Sport, European Solidarity Centre) in order to enable the use of library resources on the basis of art. 6 par. 1 lit. A of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

4. Your personal data will not be disclosed to other entities, except for entities authorized under the law, debt collection companies or companies supporting IT services,

5. Your personal data will be kept for a period required by law,

6. You have access to the content of your data and the right to demand its rectification. You have the right to remove data or limit its use. Further you have the right to transfer data and to raise an objection on how your data is processed. You may withdraw your legal consent for the use of your data at any time,

7. You have the right to make a complaint to the Office for Personal Data Protection if your complaint is justified and the administrator is found to be in breach of the general regulation of personal data of 27 April 2016,

8. Providing personal data is voluntary, however, the refusal to provide them may result in the refusal to provide the service.