Research data management (RDM) is the care and maintenance of data produced during a research cycle. It includes how you:
create and organize data
preserve and archive data
give access to data
Managing your research data well is one best ways to ensure standardization, reproducibility, and the ability to disseminate your research to others with minimal efforts and time.
Data Sharing and Management Snafu
This video (4:40 minutes) portrays a data management cautionary tale of what should not happen when a researcher makes a data sharing request. Topics included are: storage, documentation, and file formats.