Research data are the recorded factual materials necessary to support or validate a research project's observations, findings or outputs (irrespective of the format in which they are created).
Digital curation is about maintaining and adding value to a trusted body of digital information for both current and future use. It is active management and appraisal of digital information over its entire life cycle.
Good data management is a fundamental aspect of the research process and as such already forms part of UEA's Guidance for Good Practice in Research.
To complement this guidance, the University has developed a policy on Research Data Management.
This is supplemented by a detailed RDM Procedures Guidance document which focuses on the practical aspects of implementing the policy.
Comments on this document are welcome to Anna Collins, Open Access and Research Data Officer (RIN), ext 1807, firstname.lastname@example.org.