There is an increased emphasis on managing and sharing data produced in research. Many of the research funders supporting work at the University of Cambridge require that research data are openly available with as few restrictions as possible.
Research data management is a complex issue, but done correctly from the start, could save you a lot of time and hassle at the end of the project; when preparing your data for a publication or writing up your thesis. Research data takes many forms, ranging from measurements, numbers and images to documents and publications.
The University Research Data Management website guides researchers through the various aspects of planning, creating, organising, managing and sharing your data, from the start of your project to publication and beyond.
There are plenty of resources available that will allow you to get a better understanding of various aspects of research data management and data sharing, which can be found at data.cam.ac.uk/support. The Engineering Library team also offer training and one-to-one sessions on managing information and data, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions.