Research Data Management (RDM) refers to the organization of research data from its creation in the research process through its dissemination and storage in a reusable format. RDM practices encompass the entire lifecycle of the data, and makes sure that all legal, ethical, and funding requirements are fulfilled.
Some specific activities and issues that fall within the category of Data Management include:
Data are generated for different research purposes and in different ways. The type of data generated depends on the discipline. In the sciences, data can be generated from: