Research data management

Research data management refers to the active curation of data throughout the research life-cycle.

It usually includes the following elements:

  1. Creating a data management plan for the research project. This may be a requirement from the funder of your research and may form part of the funding application.
  2. Working with the data during the project itself. You need to think about how your data is organised, stored, secured and shared with research collaborators.
  3. At the end of the project, sorting and documenting data, and making a selection for preservation and sharing.
  4. Managing your data throughout the research life-cycle will maximise the benefits to you and other researchers.

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