Information and data management policies may come to define the growth of smart local energy systems in the UK. Intellectual property safeguards value creation and capture for inventors and innovators. Consistent and transparent data analysis helps people understand how well innovations perform, improving decision making. Efficient data collection, processing and use reduces costs, effort and time. A professional and structured approach to information sharing will ensure regulatory compliance, minimise litigation risks, and protect the rights and privacy of all Stakeholders.
The aim of Information Management in PFER is to facilitate and create a trusted environment for organisations to share data under the Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme.
• Assure Participants in the Programme (“Participants”) that all data shared will be treated with respect and confidentiality.
• Encourage a relationship of trust between Participants .
• Allow Participants to extract results data and information for wider dissemination both within and externally to the Programme.
• Share Data Sets and results datasets between all Participants to aid success of the Programme.
The aim of this Licence is to provide a legal framework for organisations to share data with and between the Energy Revolution Integration Service (ERIS) and Participants of the HM Government’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) Programme under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
This licence has been developed to allow data to be shared between parties for any purpose (including commercial) whilst adding some restrictions on onward sharing of the original data.
The Licence is designed to be modular, so that elements can be used as necessary. Participants are encouraged to use, or not use, the modules depending on how stringent they wish to be. At a minimum The Conditions provides the basis for sharing data between parties that can be used and manipulated to create results freely by the receiver.
The Licence is split into the following sections:
Contract Details: Use this section for formal data sharing agreements between parties that have details of a specific project data set.
The Conditions: Contains conditions to allow data sharing where parties are protected from liability.
The Mandatory Policies: Use this section to specify any mandatory policies that the parties agree to, such as personal data protection.
The Schedules: Use this section to specify overarching principles which include any restrictions, specific project details or other principles that the parties agree to.
The aim of this Policy is to facilitate and create a safe environment for organisations to share data with and between the Energy Revolution Integration Service (ERIS) and Participants of the HM Government’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) Programme under the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Data Sharing Principles
The Programme hopes by providing an environment of assurance and trust with regards to data and information, it will show more successful outcomes for all Participants. It therefore aspires to operate in accordance with the following Principles. These Principles form the background of the clauses and obligations stated in this Policy.
- Purpose Limitation: Data will only be used for the Programme unless stated otherwise.
- Storage Limitation: Data will be kept no longer than necessary for the Purpose it is provided.
- Data Minimisation: No more data than necessary will be held.
- Accuracy: All processors, owners and controllers will endeavour to ensure data collected is accurate and up to date where possible.
- Transparency and Accountability: Data usage and access will be recorded by the Data Managers as per the agreed Purpose.
- Lawfulness: Data will be processed for a lawful Purpose and the Data Provider will have rights to share data.
- Integrity: Data will be held under appropriate technical and organisational measures.
- Confidentiality - the confidential nature of business information will be respected.