Research data management guide

Data management is the storage, access and preservation of data produced during research. It covers the entire lifecycle of data, from planning the research to conducting it, and from backing up data during the project to long term preservation after the research has ended. (CASRAI)


Why manage your data?

increase research impact
Increase your research impact

Making your data available to other researchers can impact discovery and relevance of your research


save time
Save time

Planning ahead for your data management needs will save you time and resources


preserve data
Preserve your data

Depositing your data in a repository safeguards your investment of time and resources while preserving your research contribution for you and others to use


maintain data integrity
Maintain data integrity

Managing and documenting your data throughout its life cycle will allow you and others to understand and use your data in the future


meet funder requirements
Meet journal & funder requirements

Many funding agencies and journals now require that researchers deposit data collected as part of a research project


promote new discoveries
Promote new discoveries

Sharing your data with other researchers can lead to new and unanticipated discoveries and provide research material for those with little or no funding


Source: National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Updated: Thursday 4 June 2020
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