Research Data Management: Policy, Planning and Practice


Alex Ball (2013), ‘Research Data Management: Policy, Planning and Practice’, in ASLIB¬†Engineering and Technology Afternoon Seminar: "Research Data Management and Patent Searching", University of Surrey.

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Research data management has always been important, but the need to support it with specialist facilities and formal processes has only been widely recognised since the 1990s. Progress has been accelerating since then, with data management planning becoming a common feature of the funding application process in the late 2000s and institutional research data policies appearing from 2011. This talk considers the nature of research data, why it should be managed and shared, how the research community is responding in policy, planning and practice, and how academic libraries can provide support.


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