Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing

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Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share.  Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level.



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Handouts and Related Links

TopicDescription
Data Organization Best PracticesSome quick tips for effectively naming files and organizing folders of research data. Download
Research Backup Planning GuideStrategies for developing a plan for backups, security, and preservation for your research data. Download
Metadata for Effective Research Data ManagementWhat is metadata, and what does it have to with research data? Find here a description of metadata for research data management and ten questions/guidelines you can use in developing comprehensive metadata for your project. Link