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Research Data Management: Managing Data


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Data Management Tips

Managing data is an integral part of the research process.  How you manage your data depends 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.  It helps ensure the quality of your research and supports the published results of your research. 

More information is available on the following pages:

  • Store: both storage and backup are essential to safeguarding your important data assets.
  • Organize: effective file naming conventions is an investment of time and effort but they do save time / effort in the long run.
  • Track: when creating new versions of files, record the changes made to the files and give the new version a unique name.