Working with data
Research data management is a process that continues throughout and beyond a research project. Once the planning for data has been completed and the project is getting under way, research data and other digital outputs will start coming in. It is critical at this stage to have strategies and procedures in place to store, document and organise this material, coordinate with collaborators and be aware of ethical and legal implications when dealing with sensitive information.
Find out more about each of these topics in the sections below.
A short overview of what is considered as 'data' and 'datasets'.
What is research data management and what are its benefits?
Tips on how to choose formats for storage and preservation.
Tips for file naming, versioning and organising folders and files on your device.
What does data documentation mean? What are metadata? Tips on how to create metadata.
Good practice and policies around data security information classification at the University.
Tips and recommendations for research data management when working collaboratively.
Across the the University of St Andrews, research collaboration has resulted in the establishment of different computing facilities. Visit their webpages to find out more: