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Mechanical Engineering

Manage Your Research Data

Data created through the research process is a valuable resource to be saved, stored and shared. The proper management of data has benefits beyond just saving you time in the long run: your data may be cited, it serves as evidence of your work, it can be stored for future access, and it can be reused.

UBC Library provides support for Research Data Management. Research data management (RDM) refers to the storage, access and preservation of data produced during the entire lifecycle of the data (RDC, 2016).

The most effective way to properly manage data while doing research is to create a Data Management Plan (DMP). DMPs are increasingly required by research funding agencies. Visit this section of the RDM guide to create one for your research project.

Data Repositories

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Contact Information

For personalized assistance with research data management or to arrange a workshop, please email research.data@ubc.ca