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Research Data Management
What is data?
Data are pieces of factual information that are used for discussion or analysis.
What is research data management (RDM)?
RDM involves following a set of best practices in planning for data collection, storing data once it has been generated, and sharing data with funders and potential collaborators.
Why is it important?
- Saves time in the long run
- Required by many funders
- Preserves data that might easily be lost
- Aids in the reproducibility of results
Sources: Strasser C. Research data management: A primer [Internet]. Baltimore MD: National Information Standards Organization; 2015. Available from: https://groups.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/15375/PrimerRDM-2015-0727.pdf
University of Pittsburgh [Internet]. Pittsburgh PA: University of Pittsburgh; c2021. Research data management @ Pitt; 2021 April 29; [about 2 screens]. Available from: https://pitt.libguides.com/managedata