Research data describes any materials that have been collected, observed, or created to support original research findings. What materials are considered as research data vary according to research discipline and community.
This brief video introduces you to the data lifecycle and the importance of research data management. Further information can be found on the Pathways to Research Data Management Open Science Framework page.
The lifecycle of research data often exceeds the time span of the research project responsible for creating it. It is important that data are well managed and curated over the course of a research project in terms of their organization, description, and preservation, so that they can be reused in future research over the long term.
This video reviews the key stages of the research data lifecycle (UK Data Service).