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Research Data Management - Best Practices

Introduction to Research Data Management

Good Practice Checklist

  • Know what data you have
  • Keep relevant metadata
  • Have proper storage, backup, security
  • Observe privacy and ethics principles
  • Know your policies and legal obligations
  • Plan for access and sharing
  • Properly archive or preserve data

Keep Research Data Separate

Best practices begin with knowing what data you have and where it is Keep your research data separate from other types of information as it has different needs and organizational principles.



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