Research Data management (RDM) consists of all activities that make and keep research data secure, findable, accessible and comprehensible. The right approach to managing research data is an essential part of the research process. This is not only important from the point of view of research organisation and collaboration but also from the point of view of scientific integrity (transparency of methodology, reproducibility, verifiability and reusability).
Data management refers to planning, collection, organisation, documentation, storage, processing, analysis, archiving, disclosure and re-use of research data.
For more information about the UGent policy concerning RDM, a data management plan (DMP), sharing and storing digital research data (Data Sharing) and privacy and data security, check out this knowledge clip (from the UGent Data Stewards) and consult the web pages of the UGent intranet.