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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 

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

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


FAIR Data Principles

Striving for research data to be FAIR, that is findable, accessible, interoperable and re-usable, is a common requirement for researchers today. The FAIR Data Principles are referred to by governments, funders and research communities.

Read more about all the FAIR principles (New tab)

Illustration of the FAIR principles: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable.
FAIR principerna: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. SangyaPundir / CC BY-SA (


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: