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Data Protection and Ethical Use

  • Access to, and use of, research data is subject to the EUI Data Protection Policy, President's Decision No.10/2019 which is binding on all EUI members
  • Scholars must abide by the Library's Terms and Conditions for access to, and use of, electronic resources
  • Data protection obligations are given in the Guide on Good Data Protection Practice in Research and the Code of Ethics in Academic Research - the provisions of which must be observed by all EUI data users in order to avoid disciplinary sanctions, and/or the loss of access to research data by the EUI community
  • The Library’s one-stop Research Data Lifecycle page assists scholars and project managers to locate data support services. The right column lists EUI contacts for data access support, data management planning, ICT support, Ethics Committee review and the Data Protection Office 
  • The 10th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published in April 2022, providing details of data discovery, data use and data preservation
  • The Library Research Data Services homepage provides further information
  • For assistance, please write to Thomas Bourke at [email protected]



The EUI Library Data Portal provides access to licensed macro-economic, micro-socioeconomic and Europe-related databases. 72 data resource guides provide information on coverage, variables and user networks. The Data Portal also provides information about the Library's restricted micro data server.


The Library provides support for data management plans (DMPs); data protection and copyright; metadata and data support for EU-funded research projects. Visit one of the Library information desks: (BF-085) or (VLF-035), or write to [email protected]  


EUI members can submit their research datasets for inclusion in the EUI Research Data collection in the Cadmus repository. To submit a dataset for inclusion, please complete the Library's online form.


Page last updated on 02 June 2022

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