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Open Data & Data Management

Research Data Management

Research Data Management (RDM) involves the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected during the course of a research project.  

Why Research Data Management is Important?

  • Many funding agencies are requiring data management plans to promote data sharing and to ensure future access to grant supported research data.  
  • Archiving and providing access to your data benefits you, other researchers, and the broader scholarly community.
  • Scholarly journal publishers are requiring data be publicly available to prevent fraud and allow others to validate and replicate findings.
  • Ensures that data will be preserved for future researchers to discover, interpret, and reuse.
  • Increases the impact of your research.

Research Data Life Cycle (source: Based on UK Data Archive Data Life Cycle)



Primers on Data Management