Research Data Management

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Why RDM?

Research Data Management (RDM) refers to the way research data is managed throughout a research project. RDM is an essential skill for researchers from all disciplines and in all settings.
Find out what's in it for you and get familiar with the Hasselt University RDM policy plan, funder requirements and publishers’ policies.

We would like to inform you that DMPonline, the application to create Data Management Plans, had a major upgrade on September 15th. All your plans and information are automatically migrated to the updated software.


We would like to introduce you to SODHA, a brand-new digital archive, freely available for Belgian researchers active in the fields of social sciences and digital humanities.


At Hasselt University, there is a growing demand for Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs). An ELN is a digital equivalent of the paper laboratory notebooks to document your data.


Data Management Plan

A data management plan (DMP) is a dynamic document in which you write down your intentions concerning data management during your research. Creating a DMP helps you to reflect on how you will collect and process data, where you will store them, which security measures you should provide, which costs you should consider, etc.