Research data management is an important practice for institutions as well as researchers . In essence, managing research data means keeping it well-organised and documented, so that it is easy to share with other researchers and the public. This is, clearly, an oversimplification, but we are confident that this toolkit will ease your way into the meanders of research data management.
This page contains resources with a broad scope, with high-level information on this practice. These documents can help you get a sense of the field as a whole and, where they include a bibliography, they might be a useful springboard to get your head around this field. Alternatively, we recommend you visit the research data lifecycle page and dive into the topics that you think are most relevant to you.
For the UK context, we recommend reading the Concordat on Open Research Data and the report Science as an open enterprise . For an overview of how open data is progressing globally, see the State of Open Data report.