Defining research data may be challenging at times. Research data means all the data that can be used to verify and reproduce the analysis and the results of the research.
Research data may include:
Research data management covers the entire life cycle of the data and consists of:
It is a good idea to start thinking about your own research data and its management even before collecting the data. Research data management is an important part of research, and it would be good to include it in the research plan as its own section.
The safe handling of research data is also part of good scholarly practice.
Ethical guidelines for learning on the Intranet
Use the 7 point checklist below to keep track of your research data management:
This guide has lots of tips on what you should do before and after the data collection, and what to consider during and after the research process.
This guide's creation was inspired by real-life events and Helsinki University Library's Research Data Management guide.
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