Research Data Management (RDM) refers to the organisation, storage and preservation of your research data throughout the lifecycle of your project.
There are many potential benefits of good research data management for you, your institution, collaborators and others researchers:
Leeds Beckett has an Open Research Policy which applies to all staff and postgraduate research students registering for study from 1st October 2020 onwards. To comply with this policy, Principal Investigators (the leader) of a new research project must include a research data management plan that explicitly addresses data capture, management, integrity, confidentiality, retention, deletion, sharing and publication, as laid out in the template below.
Your Data Management Plan (DMP) describes what you will collect and how you will organise, analyse, preserve and share your data, taking into account the whole lifecycle of your data. Completing it helps ensure you meet funder requirements (where applicable) and you should complete it as early as possible during the research project.
If your research project is externally funded by a research council or charitable organisation, check if they have their own DMP. Otherwise, you should download and use the Leeds Beckett University DMP.
All research projects need to show how data are managed to receive ethical approval. This will normally be through a Data Management Plan.