Effective research data management is crucial for enhancing the efficiency and reproducibility of your work. Proper data management involves planning and making informed decisions throughout the research lifecycle. These decisions include choosing the best solutions and approaches for storing, organizing, documenting, sharing, and archiving data while ensuring long-term accessibility and value. The resources listed below offer guidance to get you started and support your path toward open and reproducible research. 


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Planning and policies

Planning & Policies

Plan and strategize your research in compliance with funder mandates and institutional policies. 

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Finding & Accessing

Learn where to find available data sources and options to programmatically access data.

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Explore available tools and recommendations for collecting primary data. 

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Anonymizing & Protecting

Identify resources and recommendations for securely handling sensitive and restricted data.

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Documenting & Organizing

Access recommendations for producing robust metadata and documentation to enhance the reusability of your data.

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Ownership & Licensing

Understand how intellectual property rights (IPR) and licensing work within the context of data management.

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Sharing & Archiving

Discover available repositories and recommendations for securely sharing and preserving your data.

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Citing & Persistent Identification

Explore the benefits of proper attribution, including ways to assign persistent identifiers to data sources.

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