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The Research Data Management toolkit for Life Sciences

Best practices and guidelines to help you make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable)

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Data life cycle

Start here to get an overview of research data management based on stages in the data life cycle.

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Your role

Identify your role in research data management, find data management resources relevant for you, and information to help you progress in your career path.

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Your domain

Learn about data management tasks that affect your domain or research community, and the solutions adopted to address them.

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Your tasks

Find guidelines and solutions for tackling common data management tasks.

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Tool assembly

Find concrete combinations of tools and resources assembled into an ecosystem for research data management.

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National resources

Find pointers to country specific information resources and national research data management practices.

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All tools and resources

Browse the RDMkit's catalogue of tools and resources for research data management.

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All training resources

Browse all training resources mentioned in RDMkit pages.

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We welcome contributors!

This project would not be possible without the many amazing community contributors. RDMkit is an open community project, and you are welcome to join us!

Upcoming events

  • Contentathon



    We would like to invite you to highlight your set of data management tools as a tool assembly in the RDMkit and describe how to use it, so others can do the same (two half days). Sign up here.

  • BioHackathon Europe



    Highlight your data management tool assembly in the RDMkit! Highlight your data management tools assembly in the RDMkit!

  • RDMkit Focus session: Machine-Readable Metadata


    Do you have experience in generating machine-readable metadata during life sciences research projects? If yes, join this focus group! Help to describe best practices on machine-readable metadata in a your task page. We are bundling our expertise on this topic in a joint discussion and writing session. For more information, please contact the

An overview of all our events can be fount on the events page.

What's new?

  • New landing page style

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    The landing page of RDMkit got a facelift with more focus on the search bar and tiles that give a better overview of our sections. This update also includes landing pages for every section and matching icons.

  • New page: Galaxy assembly

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    A “tool assembly” page about Galaxy, an open, web-based platform for accessible, reproducible, and transparent computational research. Discover the page here

  • New page: National resources Italy

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    This page gives an insight in RDM on national level in Italy. Discover the page here

For more news please visit our news page.

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