Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. Funding body mandates both nationally and internationally, are reflecting this change, and funders now place emphasis on providing evidence of appropriate provision for data management and curation in grant applications.
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What is Research Data?
What are Research Records?
What is Metadata?
Metadata can be described as structured information that describes, explains, locates, or otherwise makes it easier to retrieve, use, or manage an information resource (National Information Standards Organization (NISO). Understanding metadata)
Structural metadata indicates how compound objects are put together, for example, how pages are ordered to form chapters.
Administrative metadata provides information to help manage a resource, such as when and how it was created, file type and other technical information, and who can access it.