MEMIC is the center for data and information management at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of Maastricht University. We facilitate the entire range of the research data life cycle starting with a data management plan. Then after an (M)ETC approved your research, we offer data collection, information management and knowledge extraction. 

MEMIC & data

Data are vital to scientific research. Without data, it is impossible to build reliable, new knowledge. The field of Research Data Management answers questions on how to gather, clean, analyze and store your research data as well as how to store this data FAIR. MEMIC is an organization that can help you and your research to find the solutions you are looking for.

In many cases your research proposal will need to include a data management plan (DMP). This DMP describes how you intent to make your data ‘FAIR’. FAIR means that the data you gather with your research should be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable for other researchers after you finished your research. For example: you need to think of variable names and descriptions that a researcher in another country in 10 years from now is able to understand.

MEMIC is able to store sensitive and privacy sensitive data separately from research data, as is required by GCP regulations. 

MEMIC's model to explain how we progress from data, information, knowledge, to finally arrive at wisdom

Research chain

memic research chain
MEMIC activities are part of a bigger Research chain