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Research Data Management (RDM): Benefits of RDM

What is research data?

Research data, unlike other types of information, is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/data-management

Benefits of Research Data Management

  • Fulfills funding body grant requirements, e.g. NSF, NIH
  • Fullfills publisher requirements
  • Ensures research integrity and replication
  • Ensures research data and records are accurate, complete, authentic and reliable
  • Increases your research efficiency
  • Saves time and resources in the long run
  • Enhances data security and minimise the risk of data loss
  • Prevents duplication by enabling others to use your data
  • Complies with practices conducted in industry and commerce
  • Protects your institution from reputational, financial & legal risk

University Policy on RDM