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Research Data Services at UK: Manage

Resources and information to help you get started with data management, data preservation, and data sharing

What Is Data Management?

Broadly speaking, data management refers to the practices that researchers put in place to keep their data secure, organized, and well-documented. Although data management practices are most relevant during the data collection and analysis portions of the research lifecycle, it is important to think about your project's data management needs during the planning stages. Management practices are much easier for both individuals and teams to implement if they have been thought through and discussed beforehand.

The boxes below contain information and resources on some of the most important areas to consider for your own work.