Effective RDM requires appropriate resourcing in the areas below. These considerations should be factored in to research proposals and funding bids.
Well funded and effective RDM will greatly facilitate future management of the data, and prevent data loss or the need to regenerate the data through lack of the ability to properly store and/or identify the data in the future.
A directory of Funders' Data Policies is maintained by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC) for UK universities and research institutions.
Researchers are required to provide a statement on how underlying research materials, such as data, samples or models, can be accessed. The policy does not require that the data must be made open.
See the NIHR Open Access Policy for details.