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Prior to the commencement of a project, researchers are encouraged to document their Research Data Management Plan.
This guide provides detailed information to support researchers in managing and recording their research data procedures regarding ownership, collection, organisation, storage, backup, retention, disposal and access.
Effective data management will ensure the responsible conduct of research in several keys areas which are outlined in the diagram below.
This Piers Video Production documentary, Digital Curation Centre: Managing Research Data, offers an insight into the importance of providing access to research data and the risks of not managing data effectively.
Prior to the commencement of research activities the cost of research data management must be included either for the research data management plan, or for funding applications.
Pricing is required for necessary resources needed to complete each step of the Research Lifecycle.
The UK Data Archive's Acitivity-based data management costing tool for researchers is a useful tool for costing data management.