Why data management?

Research Data Management (RDM) concerns the organisation of data, from the start when data are collected through to the dissemination and archiving of valuable results. It aims to ensure reliable verification of results, and permits new and innovative research built on existing information.

Research data management is part of the research process, aims to make the research process as efficient as possible and meet expectations and requirements of the university (such as the requirements of the TU Delft Research Data Framework Policy), research funders, and legislation.

By managing your data you will:

  • guarantee research integrity and replication.
  • ensure that research data are authentic, complete, and reliable.
  • minimize the risk of losing your data.
  • increase research efficiency.
  • prevent duplication of effort by enabling others to use your data.
  • meet funding agency requirement.

TU Delft Library‚Äôs RDM Support provides generic guidance, tools and services to assist you in all research phases with your data management questions: the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of collected data. 

For more detailed questions and disciplinary support on data management, please contact your Faculty Data Steward for tailored advice. 

Visit the Data Stewardship webpage to find out what a Data Steward can do for you