Research data management
Research data management (RDM) constitutes the professional organisation and handling of research data throughout their entire lifecycle. As an element of good scientific practice, RDM is an integral part of the research process, regardless of the researcher’s specialist field.
Appropriate RDM allows you to
- preserve the value of your research data in the long term,
- fulfil the basic prerequisite for data dissemination in the scientific community through the effective sharing and publication of your research data,
- boost the visibility of your scientific findings and ideally increase citation rates.
Furthermore, funders such as the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) (external link) or the European Union’s Horizon 2020 (external link) research funding framework programme require the preparation of Data Management Plans (DMPs) for projects they fund. These serve to plan the research data lifecycle at a project’s outset, as well as an RDM roadmap for the duration of the project.
The following pages contain detailed information on the following topics:
- Research data lifecycle
- Data management planning and DMPs
- Standards and guidelines of research funders
- Daily data management
- Publishing and preservation
Our team will be happy to answer your questions and provide support in the planning and realisation of your research data management.