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The first step: safely storing your data and making a simple plan
Data management starts with safely storing your research data. Our services keep your data safe and make it easy to retrieve the data. It's also good practice to make a small plan for your research data called a Data Management Section. This is a short document that states the type of data, your method of collections and the format of your data. It also includes information on the facilities that you use and reasons to share or not share your data. Most research funders require a Data Management Section as part of your grant proposal. And if you want to know more, you can dip your toe in the principles and practices of data management by taking a look in our knowledge database.
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In a data management section, you explain how you handle the data your research produces. Most research funders require you to write one.
The first step you can take towards responsible and effective data management is make sure your data is stored secure and you can access it easily.
If you want to get started with data management, it's good to have a basic understanding of the key concepts involved.