Data management is the process of storing, organising, and maintaining data collected or created. In research, this may be described as Research Data Management (RDM) which has grown in importance with the requirement from funders for Data Management Plans (DMPs), and regulatory compliance requirements (for example, GDPR). All data which is collected or created for the purpose of research is research data. Research data management covers initial planning, day-to-day processes and long-term archiving and sharing.