What is research data management?

Good data management supports and enables your research. It involves planning and making decisions about how you will collect, organise, manage, store, back-up, preserve and share your data throughout its lifecycle.

The University of Sydney Research Data Management Planning Checklist will guide you through a complete data management planning process to both realise the benefits of good data management and to meet the range of requirements.

Responsible research

Data management planning is an important part of the responsible conduct of research. The digital and physical datasets that you create during your research projects are valuable assets in their own right that need to be cared for over long periods of time.

Researchers and institutions have an obligation to care for and maintain research data in accordance with the:

Why manage research data?

Benefits of well managed research data: