Provides best practices regarding research data management during the entire data lifecycle. Also provides information regarding federal requirements for data sharing and management.
Last Updated: May 17, 2013
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The slides from the last class can be found here.
The DMP Tool is a web application that will allow you to create ready-to-use data management plans for specific funding agencies.
Reasons to Manage and Publish Your Data:
Meet grant requirements: Many funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, now require that researchers include data management or data sharing plans in their proposals. They may also require deposit of research data in a data archive.
Save time: Planning for your data management needs ahead of time will save you time and resources in the long run.
Increase your research efficiency: Have you ever had a hard time understanding the data you or your colleagues have collected? Documenting your data throughout its life cycle saves time by ensuring that in the future you and others will be able to understand and use your data.
Maintain data integrity & reliability: Responsible data management protects data from falsification and preserves confidential information. It can also clarify the ownership of property rights.
Preserve your data: Depositing your data in a trusted repository can ensure that they will be available to you and other researchers in the long-term. Doing so safeguards your investment of time and resources and preserves your unique contribution to research.
"...[A] major benefit for contributors [to a data archive is that they] will always be able to find and copy their previously submitted files from the long-term archive." -- Big opportunities in access to "small science" data, Onsrud, Harlan and James Campbell. Data Science Journal, Volume 6, Open Data Issue, 17 June 2007 p.7
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- Last Updated Apr 29, 2013
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