Data management support for researchers

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What would you do if you lost your research data tomorrow?

Research Data Management isn't principally about complying with policy - at heart it means helping you to complete your research, share the results, and allow you to get credit for what you have done.

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We share a presentation of our 2015 RDM survey: overview findings and results: Your research data management needs Please see Research Data Management Principles for the University

What is the link between a tin of Dutch waffles and the success of your research? View the story of research data management at the University.

Research Data Management material and training is available, including new web pages giving specific general and funder based guidance and related data planning guidance documents.

Research Data Management (RDM) is not a single issue, it presents many challenges and raises many questions throughout the research lifecycle, from the moment an idea forms to the completion of research, publication, and subsequent use of findings to inform sharing of ideas and stimulate new research.

This website follows that lifecycle, providing advice and support, pointing to many internal and external resources. It aims to reflect the constantly changing research data context, to allow you as a researcher to dip into the site to easily find assistance as and when you need it.

Research Data Management applies across all disciplines (American Studies to Zoology) and to many forms of research data e.g. interview notes, survey data, lab notebooks, text corpora, etc.

"The scientific process is enhanced by managing and sharing research data. Good research data management practice allows reliable verification of results and permits new and innovative research built on existing information." JISC

Thanks are offered to the many colleagues whose work has informed the creation of this resource, particularly the universities of Cambridge and Glasgow, and the Digital Curation Centre and the UK Data Archive.

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