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Research Data Management

This guide will help researchers with managing research data as well as preparing for data management plans required by funders.

Data Management Tips

Managing data is an integral part of the research process. How you manage your data will depend on the type of data, how the data is collected, and how the data is used throughout the life cycle of the project. Effective data management helps you organize your files and data for access and analysis. Data management helps ensure the quality of research and supports the published results of research. 

More information is available on the following pages:

  • Organizing: Choosing a file format, naming your files, and data versioning 
  • Describing: Metadata standards for data, data documentation, readme files, and data dictionaries
  • Storing: Storage and backup of data