Introduction to data management at the Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities emphasises supporting good scientific practice and ensuring compliance with ethical guidelines and legal requirements for the research, as transparent and secure processing of research data is essential for the credibility of the research and an integral part of good scientific practice.

Research data management deals with decisions and practices related to collecting, organising, processing, storing, preserving and sharing of digital and physical data during and after the term of a research project and ensures, among other things:

  • that good scientific practice and ethical guidelines are followed
  • increased credibility of the methodology and process and that the research term can be documented more easily
  • increased visibility and impact of the research
  • that navigating your own data becomes easier
  • that sharing data becomes safe and easy
  • a lowered risk of data loss.

The Faculty's site on research data management works as a practical introduction to the various aspects of data collection, processing and storage with instructions on how to deal with practical problems and complying with ethical and legal requirements in the different phases of the research project.

The page is structured on the basis of the individual data elements’ life cycles in order to make it as easy as possible to find the relevant information, tools and descriptions of procedures for the individual project phases:

There are also detailed sections on the requirements and guidelines that apply when collecting and

processing personal data in research projects.