Research data management

Learning outcomes

  • Know how to apply research data management principles as part of doing research
  • Develop a draft plan for how research data will be managed for your current research project

Why data management matters

Research data management refers to the active management of your data before, during and after the completion of your project.

Storage and backup

Never lose your data if your laptop crashes, is lost, or dunked in water


Control over who can access your data

Using existing data

Know where to find data shared by other researchers or institutions

Compliance with SCU Policy

For example, to ensure your research is reproducible


Permit ongoing access after completion of your project


Data from your research could lead to new projects and collaborations

More information about data management


  • Complete the questions in this planning document to help you plan how you will manage the data in your research project.
Managing research information