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Research Data Management

Definition overview

1 Definition

All the processes and actions required to manage data throughout the research lifecycle to enable it to be preserved and accessible by a controlled audience for current and future research.

Examples include:

  • data storage and backup
  • organising data into directories/folders and using meaningful file names
  • archiving final state data for long-term preservation
  • describing datasets for future reuse and discovery
  • data sharing or publishing
  • collaboratively creating and using data with other researchers
  • ensuring security of confidential data
  • synchronising data between desktop, laptop, USB key, cloud storage, etc.

2 References

UniSQ Defined.

3 Definition Information

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