The Data Management Plan

  • Meera Chhagan
  • Shuaib Kauchali
  • Jan Van den Broeck


Data management in research is a process geared towards making recorded information available for use in analyses. This process involves a computerized data system that structures and stores electronic data. The main purposes of a computerized data system are to archive, retrieve, and extract data, and these processes must maintain the integrity of original data. In support of these purposes, data systems should be set up to make input, retrieval, and extraction as efficient (fast, easy) as possible. Moreover, privacy and confidentiality concerns should be of primary consideration when creating and limiting the range of possibilities for data retrieval and extraction. Thus, the principles of validity, efficiency, and ethics apply to the way data systems are set up and managed.


Data Management Data Entry Standard Operating Procedure Computerize System Audit Trail 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meera Chhagan
    • 1
  • Shuaib Kauchali
    • 1
  • Jan Van den Broeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsUniversity of KwaZulu-NatalDurbanSouth Africa
  2. 2.Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine and DentistryUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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