Through our membership of the Russell Group, King’s College London is a signatory of the international Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data Rights, published in January 2020.
The Sorbonne Declaration affirms universities' willingness to share data as much as possible, to enable the development and advancement of new knowledge for the benefit of society and economic progress. It recognises the need to ensure data aligns with the FAIR data principles, that is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable so that information from different sources can come together in exciting and innovative ways. The declaration acknowledges that pursuing this vision requires appropriate funding and clear legal frameworks to facilitate the sharing of data, so seeks support from funders and governments to enable this.
Sorbonne Declaration on Research Data Rights