Collection and generation of research data are integral aspects of research activity at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Research data have several purposes:
- To serve as a record of the investigation;
- To form the basis on which conclusions are made; and
- To enable the reconstruction of procedures and protocols.
In keeping with its commitment to promote integrity in the scholarly process, UNH's research data management practices should ensure open and timely access to research data. Such access is especially vital with respect to questions about compliance with legal or regulatory requirements governing the conduct of research, accuracy or authenticity of data, primacy of findings, and reproducibility of results. Accordingly, UNH has a policy on the ownership, management, and sharing of research data, Web-based training, and via the Dimond Library, research guides on data management (Data Management Toolkit @ UNH), and Scholarly Communication and Open Access.