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 the University's Guidelines on Good Practice in Research.
To complement this guidance, the University has a Research Data Management Policy.
This is supplemented by a detailed Research Data Management Procedures Guidance document which focuses on the practical aspects of implementing the policy.
Comments on this document are welcome to Anna Collins, Open Access & Research Data Officer (RIN), ext 1807, firstname.lastname@example.org.