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Research Data Management

What is Research Data Management?  

Research data management includes all activities and practices throughout the research life-cycle that keep data safe and support their long-term preservation, access, and use.

Data management activities can include:

  • Planning & documenting 
  • Collecting 
  • Storing 
  • Analyzing 
  • Visualizing
  • Curating
  • Preserving 

Many federal funding agencies and government entities require data to be made available after the completion of a funded research project. These agencies may also require transparency of project operations, which means that data management plans must be outlined, submitted, and approved during the initial proposal process for every research project.

Resources to Get Started

Research Data Management Research Guide


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