Research Data

Research data are factual records (numerical scores, textual records, images and sounds) used as primary sources for scientific research, and that are commonly accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings. [Source: OECD]

Data Management Plan (DMP)

A data management plan is a document outlining how the research data collected or generated will be handled during a research project, and after it is completed, describing what data will be collected/generated and following what methodology and standards, whether and how this data will be shared and/or made open, and how it will be curated and preserved. [Source: European Commission]

Repository / Data repository

Data repository is a somewhat general term used to refer to a destination designated for data storage. However, many IT experts use the term more specifically to refer to a particular kind of setup within an overall IT structure, such as a group of databases, where an enterprise or organization has chosen to keep various kinds of data. [Source: Technopedia]