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Research Data Management: PLANNING DATA MANAGEMENT

Research Data Management Policy at NUI Galway

The Research Data Management Policy at NUI Galway states that "The purpose of research data management is to maximise the academic value of research data by ensuring that such data is managed according to good practices for collection, curation, storage, management, retrieval, re-use, sharing, archiving, and access, appropriate for the data and discipline concerned, and thereby to ensure compliance with the requirements of funding agencies and other stakeholders."

Read the Research Data Management Policy at NUI Galway 

This LibGuide is designed to provide you with guidance for each stage of the process.

This Research Data Management LibGuide is designed to provide you with guidance for each stage of the research data lifecycle as illustrated below

Select PLANNING DATA MANAGEMENT dropdown tabs above to learn about:

  • Research Data Management, An Introduction
  • Writing a Data Management Plan (DMP)
  • Ethics
  • Data Protection
  • Intellectual Property
  • Rights and Licensing


The content of this LibGuide is informed by the following resources and training courses:

Corti, Louise, Van den Eynden, Veerle, Bishop, Libby, & Woolard, Matthew (2014) Managing and sharing research data: a guide to good practice. London: Sage.

EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh (Producer), Research Data MANTRA [online course], Retrieved from

UCD Library, Research Data Management LibGuide

University of Leeds, Sheffield and York, with the Information School at Sheffield (Producer), (2015) RDMRose Retrieved from

Shankar, Kalpana, School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Research Data Management Module, IS40650, 06-9 June 2017.

UK eInformation Group and CILIP the Library and Information Association, Research Data Management for Information Professionals, 16 June 2015.