What is It?

Managing research data is an integral part of the research process. Data management is the systematic organization and planning for data throughout the research cycle which includes:

  1. Collecting and processing data
  2. Analyzing data and publishing research results
  3. Planning for long-term access and storage

How Can it Help You?

Data management throughout the data life-cycle will not only help save you time, but it will help you:

  • Increase the impact of your research with data citation
  • Clearly document and provide evidence for your research in conjunction with published results
  • Comply with any copyright, access, and ethical considerations required for the data you create or use (such as HIPAA or FERPA)
  • Preserve data for long-term access and safeguard your investment from loss
  • Describe and share data with others to further new discoveries and research

Where do I begin?

To learn more about Data Management and find resources on developing a data management plan, see our Data Management Guide.