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"Plan ahead to create high-quality shareable research data"

Good data management is fundamental for high quality research data and research excellence. Data management covers all aspects of handling, organising, documenting and enhancing research data, and enabling their sustainability and sharing.

Early planning of how best to manage research data, including future data sharing, is key to ensure optimal handling of research data over the length of a research project and beyond. Planning is best done using a data management plan.

Find out more:

Data management planning overview

Data management planning for ESRC researchers

Roles and responsibilities

Data management checklist

Costing data management

Why share data?

How to share data

Further resources

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