Digital information plays an increasingly important role in modern research. Research data that is managed efficiently facilitates academic research, is easier to locate, reproduce and use when needed. As such, it can help boost both the reputation of individual researchers as well as that of the research location in its entirety. Appropriate and responsible data management helps to protect this valuable good. The University of Konstanz’s Research Data Management Policy was passed on 18 July 2018. We support and advise our researchers on implementing these requirements.