Research Data Management
What is Research Data?
Research data is the data behind research, such as surveys, observations and results of experiments. In the creative arts examples might include images, recordings, sketchbooks and prototypes.
Researchers are often required to make research data from publically funded research available. These data sets allow validation of research and enable other researchers to build on the existing research.
UK researchers responsibilities for making research data openly accessible are outlined in the Concordat on Open Research Data
Data Management Good Practice
- Funded research often requires a data management plan
- Plan how you will manage any data during the project
- Make sure that data is secure and compliant with GDRP regulations
- Back-up data regularly
- Establish how data will be curated and preserved in the future
For information on how to make a a data management plan see: JISC Research Data Management Toolkit