Q. What are Research Data?
Research data are the recorded information that is necessary to support or validate a research project’s observations, findings or outputs. Data can be created in both digital and non-digital formats, and will vary in nature across disciplines, for example:
- laboratory notebooks, field notebooks
- questionnaires, transcripts
- audio and video tapes
- photographs, films
- specimens, samples
- collections of digital outputs
- database contents (video, audio, text, images)
- models, algorithms, scripts
- methodologies and workflows
- standard operating procedures and protocols
For more information, please see our Research Data Management LibGuide.