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Research Data Management

Research Data Management
Definition: 

Research data management is a concept used to describe the managing, sharing, and archiving of research data to make it more accessible to the broader research community. Research data management provides an opportunity for a researcher to make plans to create a plan that will ensure that their data will be organized so that it can be shared with other researchers, and archived for long term preservation. Librarians can assist researchers with their data management concerns by helping to assign metadata to describe research data; teaching data management best practices; providing guidance for transferring data into a data repository; and outlining a preservation plan to ensure long term access to data.