To encourage and facilitate its researchers in collecting, managing and archiving their data in a systematic and careful way, the faculty has drawn up a data management policy, which is organized around three fundamental principles: diligent collection, traceability and documentation.Research Data Management Policy FSW
In socio-scientific research a large variety of data is used. Different types of data come with different requirements for the use and management of the relevant data. In its broadest sense FSW takes research data to mean all observational data recorded in the research process that serves as input for research publications.
Within FSW we distinguish at least the following types of data:
- quantitative data
- observational data
- qualitative interview data (reports and/or recordings)
- dynamic and large-scale data
For more information on the research data management policy we refer to our Research Support Office.
In case you are a VU FSW researcher, you can find practical tips on how to draft a data management plan, manage and archive your research data on our VUnet pages.