Publication Type: Journal Article
Source: Biomed Data J, Volume 1, Issue 1, p.43-51 (2015)
This review article gives a brief overview of some of the key legal challenges the OpenScienceLink, http://opensciencelink.eu
(hereafter OSL) project faced with publishing biomedical research data online on an open access and re-use basis. Firstly, we give an overview of some of the key privacy challenges that the OSL project faced. Secondly, we analyse the intellectual property chal-lenges that research data possesses and how this type of data could be pro-tected, considering that purely factual elements are generally not protected under intellectual property laws. In this respect, this article also looks at a number of licensing options for these specific types of data.