Research Data Management

To help preserve your data throughout the research life-cycle there are services being developed to support the planning process as well as the sharing and protection of your data.

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Data Management Planning

Funding bodies increasingly require applicants and grant-holders to develop and implement data management plans.

Plans typically state what data will be created and how; outline the plans for sharing and preservation; and indicate any restrictions that may need to be applied.

Our analysts will collaborate with ICT Security, Research Ethics and the Library to assist you in creating a comprehensive data management plan.

Data Management Plans:

  • Help researchers comply with restrictions on the data they collect or use.
  • Facilitate making research data easy to find and accessible.
  • Ensure research data is backed-up properly so it isn't lost should a researcher's computer fail.
  • Help researchers easily share data with their team or collaborators.
  • Ensure data isn't orphaned when a researcher leaves and can be quickly found and understood years later.
  • Help assure granting agencies, auditors and inspectors that the institution appropriately handles sensitive research data.
  • Address any issues with research data to avoid complications further on in the process.

To discuss creating a data management plan, contact Research Computing Consulting.


Please contact Research Computing for any questions regarding accelerating your research technology needs

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