Research Data Management at Western

Broadly defined, research data management refers to the activities carried out by researchers as they collect, organize, process, and preserve data collected as a part of the process of conducting research. It covers activities such as making plans before starting data collection, organizing, documenting and backing up data during a research project, and preserving, archiving and sharing data after the research project is completed. Good research data management means collecting, documenting, backing up and preserving data in a way that facilitates reproducible research, data security, and long-term usability of data.