Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act, individuals have the right to request any information that is held by the University. This includes all digital and print records and information regardless of how old the information is and where it is stored. The University has 20 working days in which to deal with a request.
Requests must be submitted in a recorded format (e.g. letter, email or fax) and state the name and address of the requestor and what information is required from the University with enough clarity so that we can identify what is being requested.
If the requested information constitutes a dataset, as defined by the Act, then the University will supply that dataset in a reusable form, so far as reasonably practicable. If the University owns the copyright contained in that dataset it will be provided under the terms of a specific licence, usually the Open Government Licence (OGL).
The University already makes public large quantities of the information that it holds, and a description of all that we publish is available in our Publication Scheme or from the University's Information Policy and Compliance Manager.