Many researchers will not create their own data but will re-using others' data in new and imaginative ways to carry out further research.
Many researchers will have concerns about using research data - the University of Glasgow have produced a guide that will answer many of these concerns Burrow, S. , Margoni, T. and McCutcheon, V. (2018) Information Guide: FAQ: Using Research Data. CREATe, University of Glasgow, 2018. Documentation. University of Glasgow. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence – CC-BY 4.0