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."
The aim of the Research Data Management Policy at NUI Galway "is to advise NUI Galway staff engaged in Research on their responsibilities with regard to data collected/stored as part of a research project which NUI Galway staff/students are engaged in, and the supports that are available for same, and to ensure that research data is managed in line with Data Protection Regulations. The policy covers all research related data generated, collected and processed by NUI Galway staff as part of a project, which is led or contributed to by NUI Galway staff/students."
"Information in digital, computer-readable format or paper-based that is collected, generated or obtained during the course of or as a result of undertaking research, which is subsequently used by the Researcher as a basis for making calculations or drawing conclusions to develop, support or revise theories, practices and findings."
Examples of research data
"The notion of a data lifecycle is one that has gained popularity as the culture of data sharing becomes part of our everyday research language. The data lifecyle extends the typical research cycle"
Corti, Louise, Van den Eynden, Veerle, Bishop, Libby, & Woolard, Matthew. (2014). Managing and sharing research data: a guide to good practice. London: Sage. p.17
Read more from the UK Data Archive
"How open science creates better research" a recent article by John Cox, University Librarian, NUI Galway and Dr. Elaine Toomey, School of Psychology, NUI Galway explains the benefits of open science and what it involves. Read more on RTÉ Brainstorm at https://www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/1021/1005713-how-open-science-creates-better-research/