Research data


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Short Definition: Data used as evidence in a research activity.

Extended Definition: Data that are used as primary sources to support technical or scientific inquiry, research, scholarship, or artistic activity, and that are used as evidence in the research process and/or are commonly accepted in the research community as necessary to validate research findings and results. All other digital and non-digital content have the potential of becoming research data. Research data may be experimental data, observational data, operational data, third party data, public sector data, monitoring data, processed data, or re-purposed data. Research data may include metadata recorded about the Research data. Research data may also be related to administrative data that was recorded and managed elsewhere and can be linked via unique IDs present in both data sources.



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