UMass Chan owns any Intellectual Property, including research data, that are made, discovered, or created by UMass Chan faculty, staff, or students (including residents). This does not include Exempted Scholarly Works (such as textbooks, class notes, research articles, or student theses and dissertations).
An individual or institution owns data when they hold the legal rights to that data. The question of who owns data depends upon the conditions of its creation. The answer will differ if the data was created through the course of research or as a condition of employment or contract.
Typically, there are three parties involved in data ownership: