Research data management is one important area in the responsible conduct of research. Research data management ought to be planned well right from the start of any research project. Researchers must know how to manage their data to ensure that these are well documented and organized systematically. Data management encompasses all phases of the data life cycle starting from research data planning; research data collection, authentication and analysis; data storage, backup and security; and data archival and sharing. Success of a research project is measured not only through its publications, but more importantly by making the data available to the wider community through information databases and archives.
Mr. Enrico Francisco L. Mercado
Associate Scientist - RMQA - Research Data Management
International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777, Metro Manila, Philippines
Fax: (63- 2) 891-1292; 580 5699
Phone: (63- 2) 845-0563; 580 5600 ext 2324