What is it?
Research data management (RDM) is the process of looking after your research data.
Where does it fit in the Vitae Research Development Framework?
Research Skills (RDF C2) Research Management.
Why should you do it?
Well-managed data is easier to find, understand and analyse and harder to lose. It can also be shared, widening the impact of your research and potentially leading to increased citations.
How do you do it?
RDM involves: organising and documenting your data; keeping it safe, secure and backed up; archiving it for the long-term; optionally sharing or publishing it; and planning how you will carry out these activities.