Freedom of Information and research data

Freedom of Information (FoI) and Environmental Information (EIR) legislation provides the public with a right to access information held by a UK public authority, this includes most universities, colleges, or publicly-funded research institutions.

The information requested could include access to your research data, and must be provided unless an exemption or exception allows your institution not to disclose it. The request could be addressed to anyone in the organisation, and we are required to respond in 20 working days.

Further guidance on Freedom of Information requests

Contact us

Library Research Support team