Research Data Management (RDM) is the process of thinking about what will happen to your data throughout the entire research lifecycle (creation, processing, analysis, storage, re-use).
The benefits of research data management go beyond making your research process more efficient and saving you time. Other benefits include:
The term ‘data’ refers to any evidence that underpins your research question and validates your findings.
Data can take the form of various media, including spreadsheets, audio-visual recordings, lab notebooks, sketchbooks, digital images, interview transcripts, objects, manuscripts or survey results.