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Research Data Management (RDM)

Best practices for CapU researchers


What is research data?

"Research data are data that are used as primary sources to support technical or scientific enquiry, research, scholarship, or creative practice, and that are used as evidence in the research process and/or are commonly accepted in the research community as necessary to validate research findings and results. Research data may be experimental data, observational data, operational data, third party data, public sector data, monitoring data, processed data, or repurposed data. What is considered relevant research data is often highly contextual, and determining what counts as such should be guided by disciplinary norms." (Tri-Agency FAQ)

Illustration of the RDM Lifecycle

RDM lifecycle

Gaelen Pinnock, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons