Managing Research Data


Why you should manage your research data: a guide for researchers

Research Data Management: An Introductory Webinar


The importance of Research Data Management in modern scholarship

Whether measurements from sensors, results from simulations or interview recordings, modern scholarship generates incredible amounts of digital information which when properly kept and shared, holds the potential to drive new research and innovation. Recognising this, funders are implementing policies for RDM and data sharing, such as the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot, which aims to improve and maximise access to the research data generated by EU-funded projects. However good data management skills are useful far beyond complying with funder commitments: well-managed data fosters good scientific practice and sharing well-formed, well-described data increases research impact.

Presentation by OpenAIRE and EUDAT on RDM

On 26 May 2016, OpenAIRE and EUDAT co-presenteded this webinar which aims to introduce researchers and others to the concept of research data management (RDM). As well as presenting the benefits of taking an active approach to research data management – including increased speed and ease of access, efficiency (fund once, reuse many times), and improved quality and transparency of research – the webinar advises on strategies for successful RDM, resources to help manage data effectively, choosing where to store and deposit data, the EC H2020 Open Data Pilot and the basics of data management, stewardship and archiving.