Research data management (RDM) means description, organization, storage, preservation, sharing, and publishing of data collected and used in a research project. Effective and responsible RDM is an integral part and essential requirement of good scientific practices and research skills. This guide is intended to give an overview of the practices and processes of your data management.
Follow the Data management flowcharts and stages outlined in Data management processes at Hanken in this LibGuide. These flowcharts and stages give students and researchers, respectively, practical guidance on:
step by step throughout your data life cycle. The instructions and templates in each stage offer you the guidance that you can trace and complete the whole data management process.
Departments and principal investigators ought to familiarize students and research staff with good data management practices. See also Instructions for supervisors.
Research data can be any material a research project uses and produces as the basis for research findings from the starting (hypothesis, research questions) to the concluding (research outputs) point of the research, in either physical or digital form.
Digital datasets generated, processed, and used in scientific research can be:
Benefits of managing research data include:
Help and support for research data management is a network of staff from Hanken's Library, Research services, Data protection officer (DPO), legal support, and IT services.
If you have questions about ethical and legal matters concerning data security, data protection and IPR issues, writing and updating your Data management plan (DMP), data storage, backup, and transfers, metadata creation, data archival and preservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also provide trainings to support you to complete various RDM tasks throughout your research life cycle. Trainings are offered both as part of studies and as staff training. They can be integrated into standard seminars or courses, independent training sessions, individual guidance or online guides. More information, see Courses and workshops.