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Research Data Management

A resource to assist RPI faculty and researchers with managing, storing, and sharing data they produce

Research Data Management (RDM)

Research Data Management (RDM) is the organization, description, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected and used during the course of a research cycle or the lifetime of a research project. RDM is an integral part of the research process and helps to ensure that your data is cared for and maintained.

The Research Data LifeCycle

The lifecycle of research data lasts beyond the length of a research project.

cycle showing research data lifecycle

Using the RDM Guide

As part of the Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO), Library Information Services (LIS) offers this guide as a service for assisting faculty and researchers with the RDM process at RPI.

This guide will help you to:

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This text of this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 International License. Attribution: this guide's text is from the Data Management Research Guide by MIT Libraries (cc-by 3.0). It has been modified from its original version for RPI Libraries.