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Research and Innovation Services

Impact, Publication and Data

In June 2012, the Finch Report set out the principle that the findings of all publicly funded research should be "freely accessible at the point of use, with minimal if any limitations on how they can be used" in order to maximise "the potential to reap the full social, economic and cultural benefits that can come from research".

Published in the same month, the Royal Society's Science as an Open Enterprise report highlighted "the need to grapple with the huge deluge of data created by modern technologies in order to preserve the principle of openness and to exploit data in ways that have the potential to create a second open science revolution".

Durham University, as a leading research institution, is committed to supporting its researchers in preserving and disseminating the outputs of their research and in maximising their potential for social, economic, cultural, environmental, or other benefit. These pages provide our researchers with further information on the resources and services available to them.