The data that you collect, organise, prepare, and analyse to answer your research questions, and the documentation describing it are the lifeblood of your research. Put bluntly: without data, there is no research. It is therefore essential that you take adequate measures to protect your data against accidental loss and against unauthorised manipulation.
Particularly when collecting (sensitive) personal data it is necessary to ensure that these data can only be accessed by those authorized to do so. In this chapter, you will learn more about measures to help you address these threats.
After completing the chapter, you should be:
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As a member of CESSDA Training team, one of my tasks is to help researchers keep their data alive and kicking throughout the research process.
This chapter is based on information which was put together by the UK Data Service (2017), the online course Research Data MANTRA (EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh, 2017) and Essentials 4 Data Support (RDNL, n.d.).