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Research data management

Research data management is central to the research process, and well-thought-out and planned management is a requirement for open research data. There are several factors to bear in mind before, during, and after your research project. Library of Science has put together the following resources to help you plan how to manage your research data.

A person working in a laboratory. Photo: Kennet Ruona.

What is research data?

Research data is any research material you create or gather for analysis for a scientific purpose. It takes many forms, ranging from experiments or simulations, measurement, models, and software to fieldwork observations, survey results, interview data, and photographs or other images. Data can be analogue or digital.

Legislation and research funders’ expectations

The management of research data is governed by Swedish legislation and the expectations of research funders, publishers, and journals. There are library guides to the requirements for open research data and data management plans and to creating a data management plan for your research project.

Requirements for open research data and data management plans

Create a data management plan

Manage and describe research data correctly

The correct managing and describing of research data is good scientific practice. There are a variety of decisions to be made.

Contact

Anja Ödman
Responsible for research data at the Biology Library and the Geolibrary.
anja [dot] odman [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 76 139 17 01

Kurt Mattsson
Responsible for research data at the Physics- and Astronomy Library and Library of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
kurt [dot] mattsson [at] science [dot] lu [dot] se
Phone: +46 79 063 08 23