What do I need to do?

“Data often have a longer lifespan than the research project that creates them. Researchers may continue to work on data after funding has ceased, follow-up projects may analyse or add to the data, and data may be re-used by other researchers.
Well organised, well documented, preserved and shared data are invaluable to advance scientific inquiry and to increase opportunities for learning and innovation.” UKDS, 2016

Data Management Planning

Plan ahead to avoid problems

Finding and reusing data

Research data as source material

Managing research data during a project

How to organise, document and store active research data

Managing research data after a project

How to select, preserve (archive) and publish (share) data when a project has finished

Courtesy UKdata Service

For further information, please contact rdm@sheffield.ac.uk