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Research Data Management

This guide is intended to assist researchers with data management and provide access to data management tools and services.

What is research data management?

"Data Management refers to the storage, access and preservation of data produced from a given investigation. Data management practices cover the entire lifecycle of the data, from planning the investigation to conducting it, and from backing up data as it is created and used to long term preservation of data deliverables after the research investigation has concluded..."

Source: CASRAI. (n.d.). Research Data Management Glossary. 

Video: Why create a data management plan?

Source: How to avoid a data management nightmare, by Karen Hanson, Kevin Read & Alisa Surkis, New York University Health Sciences Library under a CC-BY license. 

This 4:40 minute video case study walks through what can go wrong without a plan and standards.

Video: Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts

Source: Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts by Karen Hanson, Alisa Surkis & Karen Yacobucci, New York University Health Sciences Libraries under a CC-BY license

This 4:40min video provides a light-hearted look at impediments to data-sharing, and why data-sharing matters.