TERN Data Licensing


TERN encourages the sharing of data and knowledge for the long-term benefit of the research community. Data sharing should only occur within a framework where data contributors receive appropriate recognition for their work, and where data users understand, in advance, the responsibilities placed upon them when they access and/or use another’s data.


To ensure these underlying conditions for data sharing are met TERN has developed a Data Licensing Policy together with a recommended suite of data licences suitable for ecosystem data sets.

Our Data Licensing Policy sets out the rationale for our licensing approach, including the ten key principles. Underlying our approach to data licensing is the fundamental tenet that data should be as openly accessible as possible.


For more detail on the data licences themselves click here.

For TERN Data Licensing Frequently Asked Questions click here.

For any questions, please contact our Licensing Coordinator.


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