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Thing 3: Data in the research lifecycle

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Thing 3: Data in the research lifecycle

Data and its management change over time.  Here we look at data and research lifecycles and make connections between them.

  • Getting started: follow the pink circles around the data lifecycle
  • Learn more: how would you modify a Lifecycle model for your institution?
  • Challenge me: share the current emerging opportunities for institutions to integrate management systems for your research data assets

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Thing 3: Data in the research lifecycle

Data often have a longer lifespan than the research project that creates them. Follow-up projects may analyse or add to the data, and data may be reused by other researchers.  Journals publishers are increasingly mandating that the data underpinning a journal article be retained and made accessible for the long term.

A data lifecycle shows the different phases a dataset goes through as the research project moves from "having a brilliant idea" to "making ground breaking discoveries" to "telling the world about it"

  1. Take a look at the UK Data Archive Research Data Lifecycle
  2. Click on each of the pink circles to see what happens with data at each stage of the lifecycle.

Consider: what other things impact how data is managed through the lifecycle? eg funding policies which make sharing the data mandatory, or data which is part of an ongoing longitudinal study.

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Thing 3: Data in the research lifecycle

Research Lifecycle Models provide a high-level overview of the stages and actions during the research lifecycle required for successful management of data.

Consider: a modification or addition you would include to make this model contextualised to your situation.

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Thing 3: Data in the research lifecycle

Data management is likely to be most effective where it is integrated into existing system-wide research and administrative processes. New software and products are being developed particularly with this in mind.

Consider: your experience about the current emerging opportunities for institutions to integrate management systems for their research data assets.

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