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Data data is plural; the singular version of the word is ‘datum’

Data are collections of information that researchers gather and analyse during research.

Data can include numbers, words and symbols.


Data Protection

Data protection is about the steps researchers must take to keep their information safe and private.

In the UK, researchers must follow laws in the Data Protection Act of 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulation of 2018.

This is also known as UK GDPR



Dissemination is the sharing of research findings and results.