Defining research data may be challenging at times. Research data means all the data that can justify and reproduce the analysis and results of the research.
Research data may include:
Research data management covers the entire life cycle of the data and consists:
It is advisable to start planning your research data and its management already before data collection. Research data management is an important part of conducting research, and it would be wise to include it in the research plan as a section of its own.
The secure processing of research data is also part of good scientific practice.
Ethical guidelines for learning (Intranet)
Use the 7-point check list below to keep track of your research data management.
In this guide, you can find the advisable steps to take before collecting research data, and also advice on what to take into account during and after research.
The making of this guide was inspired by real-life events, and the Research Data Management guide of the Helsinki University Library.
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