Improving RDM in Engineering Projects


Alex Ball (2013), ‘Improving RDM in Engineering Projects’, in Research Data Management – What's it All About?, Cranfield University.

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This presentation is an updated version of ‘An Engineering Perspective on Good Practice’ given at the University of Loughborough.


Engineering is a discipline without much project-level guidance for research data management. So how should engineering researchers respond to the challenge of managing their data for the long term? The REDm-MED Project put together data management procedures for the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. The major challenges included confidentiality of data, heterogeneity of data and incomplete data management infrastructure.


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