Research data management is the process of controlling the information generated during a research project. Any research will require some level of data management, and funding agencies are increasingly requiring scholars to plan and execute good data management practices. Managing data is an integral part of the research process. It can be challenging particularly when studies involve several researchers and/or when studies are conducted from multiple locations. How data is managed depends on the types of data involved, how data is collected and stored, and how it is used – throughout the research lifecycle. https://tinyurl.com/v6yferx
The University's research data repository runs on a Figshare instance and can be searched at https://researchdata.up.ac.za/
Figshare is an international cloud-based Research Data Repository in support of the dissemination phase of the Research Data Management life cycle
This data repository facilitates data publishing, sharing and collaboration of academic research, allowing UP to manage and in some cases showcase its data to the wider research community
Procedure to upload datasets onto the UP research data repository
Procedure to upload datasets onto the UP research data repository is as follows:
The DLS cares about metadata for research data and other outputs and maintains metadata standards for research data to be discovered. This complies with FAIR principles for research data to be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable to benefit others. Help others discover, understand, and use your data by describing and documenting it.