The presentation presents the trajectory regarding RDM policy and services followed by KU Leuven. The process behind the creation of a policy guideline for all KU Leuven researchers, officially in effect since December 2014, and the associated RDM plan as well as the services provided or recently developed will be explained. We hope to provide practical and cost-efficient ways to start/further develop RDM at other institutes. The fundamental idea is that clear definitions, sound infrastructure and expertise support are the clues to good data management. And good data management will ensure a solid foundation to future Open Data.