Accurate and appropriate research records are an essential component of any research project, comprising the evidence necessary to evaluate research results and to reconstruct the events and processes leading to them. Research data are an increasingly important and expensive output of the scholarly research process, across all disciplines. Access to data, now required by sponsors of the university’s research, by journals, and by scholarly societies, is becoming a significant component of responsible conduct of research.
All research requires some level of data management before, during, and subsequent to the active research period. Yale University provides policies and guidelines, services and infrastructure, and education and training to help researchers achieve their research goals and espouse best practices in research data management. More information about research data at Yale is available at research.yale.edu.