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Research Data Management Toolkit: Research Lifecycle

Best practices in Research Data Management promote research integrity and collaborative opportunities. A Data Management Plan ensures data security, accessibility and validation of results.

Research Lifecycle

Research Data and the Research Lifecycle

Research data management covers all phases of the research lifecycle. Protocols that relate to ownership, documentation, security, sharing and disposal of research data must be implemented throughout each stage of the research process. Research data can continue to be used, reviewed and modified via follow-up projects beyond the scope of the original research project.

The Research Data Management Plan can help researchers document every stage of the research data lifecycle.

Curation Lifecycle Model

The Digital Curation Centre's (DCCs) Curation Lifecycle Model provides a high-level overview of the curation and preservation stages of research data.