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Research data management

On the following pages you find information about research data management, such as legal requirements for handling research data, data management plans, data storage and ways of sharing research data.

Research data lifecycle 

Managing research data in a structured way is becoming more important to researchers. The figure below describes the different phases for research data throughout the process of a research project.

Illustrated figure showing the different phases of research data management during the research process.
The illustration shows the different phases of research data management during the research process. The figure is made with inspiration from a similar figure created by the Swedish National Data Service.


FAIR Data Principles

A common need for researchers is the pursuit of research data to be FAIR. FAIR means: available, accessible, interoperable, and reusable.
The FAIR Data Principles are referred to by governments, funders, and research communities.

Read more about all the FAIR principles

Illustration of the FAIR data principels: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.
Illustration of The FAIR principles: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.

Research data help and support

Contact your library: Libraries at Lund University

or Servicedesk, e-mail: servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se

Telephone: 046-222 90 00
(Monday-Friday 8:00-17:00)

Web form Servicedesk: