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What is Research Data?

Research Data is any information that has been collected, observed, generated or created to validate original research findings.  Research Data may be arranged or formatted in a such a way as to make it suitable for communication, interpretation and processing. Data comes in many formats, both digital and physical.

     Common formats include:

  • documents, spreadsheets
  • laboratory notebooks, field notebooks, diaries
  • questionnaires, transcripts, codebooks
  • audiotapes, videotapes
  • photographs, films
  • test responses
  • slides, artefacts, specimens, samples
  • models, algorithms, scripts
  • contents of an application (input, output, logfiles for analysis software, simulation software, schemas)
  • methodologies and workflows
  • standard operating procedures and protocols

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