What is Research Data Management?
Research Data Management (RDM) refers to the practices of organizing, documenting, storing, sharing, and preserving data gathered during a research project. The purpose of RDM is to ensure that data are usable over time.
Effective management of data includes:
- File organization
- Documentation and version control
- Storage and access for security and collaboration
- Archiving and preservation for future accessibility
- Policies for sharing and reuse
Why Manage Data?
Good data management practices can help researchers:
- Ensure long-term data use
- Meet funder and publisher requirements
- Receive credit for their work