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Systematic Reviews

Managing data

Research data management (RDM) is the process of thinking about what will happen to your data throughout the entire research lifecycle (creation, processing, analysis, storage, re-use).

The benefits of research data management are wide-ranging and include:

  • Meeting funder requirements on open research.
  • Increased citations and greater impact of your research.
  • Ensuring that your research evidence is properly backed up and protected against file loss/corruption.

It is vital that you:

  • Save all your search strategies.
  • Keep notes - copy and paste into a word document to collate for an appendix.
  • Use a tool such as Endnote to help store and manage your references and to create bibliographies.


EndNote is available  to all university staff and students. It is a useful tool for managing the search results of a systematic review, as its primary function is as a bibliographic records management system.