The goal of data management

Research Data Management (RDM) concerns the organisation of data, from the start of a project 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 an integral part of the research process and helps make research as efficient as possible. In addition, by following a good data management strategy, you will meet the expectations and requirements of the university (such as TU Delft Research Data Framework Policy), research funders, and comply with legislation (such as the European General Data Protection Regulation).

By managing your data you will:

  • guarantee research integrity and reproducibility;
  • ensure that research data are authentic, complete, and reliable;
  • minimise the risk of losing your data;
  • increase research efficiency;
  • prevent duplication of effort by enabling others to re-use your data;
  • meet funders’ requirements;
  • improve collaboration with others by ensuring that others are able to use your data
  • receive recognition for outputs other than publication, such as software, data, protocols, etc.

This website 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.