Software / file formats
In your data management plan, you should describe and justify your choice of file formats for all data collected by your project.
According to the University's code of research conduct (pdf), data must be retained intact in its original form.
However, the formats that are most appropriate for data collection and analysis may not ensure the long-term preservation, accessibility and re-usability of data.
It is important to consider from the outset how the data can be converted into open, re-usable and preservable formats before deposit into an archive or repository.