HKU now requires Research Data Management (RDM). RDM is a general term covering how you organize, structure, store, and care for the information used or generated during a research project. The benefits of RDM, and the number now of funders, journals, and institutions requiring RDM are many and growing. Many funders now require data management plans as part of applications. Many journals as a prerequisite to publishing an article, require underpinning datasets to be openly deposited. RDM in general includes the following:

  • Plan how your data will be collected, stored and cared for -- before, during, and after your research project.
  • How you deal with information on a day-to-day basis over the lifetime of a project.
  • What happens to data in the longer term - what you do with it after the project concludes.