Research Data Management

Data shown on a computer screen

Good research data management will help ensure your data remains safe and valuable in the long-term, and complies with data policies from the University, research funders and publishers. Research data management involves activities throughout the research data lifecycle; planning and making decisions about the collection, organisation, storage, preservation, publishing and sharing of research data. 

Research data management is vital for ensuring the sustainability, discoverability and accessibility of data in the long term. It enhances the integrity and efficiency of research and facilitates data sharing, validation and re-use in accordance with legal, ethical and funder requirements. 

Jisc have produced a useful guide explaining how and why you should manage your research data.