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Research Data Management for the Health Sciences: Home
Research data is becoming increasingly important. This Medical Library guide will introduce you to research data management skills, and connect you to relevant services and resources across the Yale Campus.
Research data management is the care and maintenance of data produced during research.
Use this library guide to learn about data management topics as they relate to health science research. This resource will guide you through data management considerations you should make throughout your research process.
If you have any questions about this guide or its contents, please email the Data Librarian for the Health Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasons to Manage your Research Data
Verify the integrity of your data
Make your data findable and reusable
Help others understand your data
Encourage other researchers to reuse and cite your data
It is required by funding agencies such as NIH and NSF
Components of Data Management
Plan your data management efforts early, with a data management plan
Include data management costs in your application budget
Use descriptive file naming conventions
Store your data in multiple locations
Define roles and assign responsibilities for data management
Recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to document and support research findings. This does not mean summary statistics or tables; rather, it means the data on which summary statistics and tables are based.