Research data management is concerned with how data is organised at all stages of the research cycle, from the initial generation of data through to its dissemination and archiving as the research is completed. It is concerned with how the data is created, organised,stored and made available to other researchers.
The management of Research Data is a important part of the research process and is also in many cases a requirement by Academic Institutions and Funders.
Research funder policies
Publicly funded research should be available
Open data agenda
Good Research Practice
Good data management is good for research
Avoid data loss and improve data security
Benefits of data reuse
The evidence underpinning research findings should be available for validation
Research efficiency in managing files and data
Online sharing dissemination of data
Increased impact of research
Secondary data use
Improved oversight by Institutions of Research output and value
Data is expensive to produce and worth protecting !