OECD Principles (2007): http://www.oecd.org/document/55/0,3343,en_2649_37417_38500791_1_1_1_37417,00.html
RIN's Stewardship of Digital Research Data (2007): http://www.rin.ac.uk/data-principles
MRC's Guidelines on data sharing: http://www.mrc.ac.uk/PolicyGuidance/EthicsAndGovernance/DataSharing/PolicyonDataSharingandPreservation/index.htm
BBSRC's Guidelines on data sharing: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/support/guidelines/datasharing/context.html
Plus some interesting outputs from JISC-funded projects:
- Liz Lyon's Dealing with Data report: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/programme_digital_repositories/project_dealing_with_data.aspx. A very comprehensive overview with a list of recommendations which is now being reviewed by JISC.
- GRADE project : http://edina.ac.uk/projects/grade/Grade_reportRSSv2.pdf. Found that researchers most commonly use USB stick and email to share small datasets. Also noted that as well as enabling sharing/preservation, a national repository would enable UK to contribute to European and other international intiatives.
- DISC-UK Datashare : http://www.disc-uk.org/docs/state-of-the-art-review.pdf. One interesting finding reported is from Australian colleagues who found that a single repository wasn't proving effective and they subsequently moved towards two distinct repositories: one to enable collaboration on work-in-progress and one for published outputs/datasets.
There's a lot in these links about the wider context; how things look now; barriers to data sharing (e.g. trust, IPR, time); discussion on possible solutions (e.g. social software models, reward/recognition, mandates).