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Research Data Management

These web pages provide guidance on managing, preserving and sharing research data, with information about University support.

Research data lifecycleAbout research data management

Learn what Research Data Management is and what it involves at the University of Reading.  Read the policies of the University and funders on research data, and find out about University support and other resources. 



Datadata management planning

Find out why and how to write and prepare a data management plan in support of your grant application/research project. We provide guidance on funders' data management plan requirements, working with personal and confidential data, intellectual property rights in data, and using secondary data.



Data3Managing your data

We provide practical guidance on managing data on a day-to-day basis during your research. Find help on data storage and backup, file naming and organisation, file formats, quality control, and documentation.



Data2Preserving and sharing data

Learn how to use data repositories to preserve data and make them accessible to others at the end of a research project, how to prepare data for archiving, how to license datasets, and how to reference data from research publications. Find out about depositing data in the University's Research Data Archive.



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