Building confidence to manage research data. Validated RNRRS Output.


This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy (RNRRS) programmes.

Summary for Project title: R8301: Archiving data from integrated pest and disease management projects within the Uganda Banana Research Programme and R8410: Increasing the Effectiveness of Research within NARO, Uganda.

Agricultural researchers in Uganda are now confident of their ability to manage data. Previously, although they had vast amounts of data it often wasn't organised properly. So, they couldn't use it effectively. Banana researchers checked and organised their data in a database. This means that they now have quality datasets that can be used fully, and have fewer problems with analysing data. Because they can extract findings quickly, they show decision makers that they can give prompt and reliable information and that investment in research is worthwhile. Good data management also helps managers apply best practices to data security and ownership. So, research is more useful and contributes more to improving the lives of the poor.

The CD has the following information for this output: Description, Validation, Current Situation, Current Promotion, Impacts On Poverty, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11 pp.) taken from the CD.


CPP49, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 129.

Published 1 January 2007