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Data Management


question mark in a paper icon Naming and Organizing Files

Create a standardized system for labeling files and organizing file directories to enhance collaboration and efficiency.

folder with up arrow Storage, Backup, and Versioning Data 

Develop a plan for storing and backing up files and keeping track of changes made to files to prevent unintended data loss.

3 boxes with arrow connecting them Documenting Methods and Describing Data

Create context to help you and others understand your data collection and analysis methods and enhance the potential for the discovery, access, and reuse of your data.

Creating and Managing a Digital Research Notebook 

Create a notebook to record your research project's methods and manage your project's data.

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Learning Objectives

This guide was designed to help you:

  • Adhere to best practices for managing data endorsed by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
  • Develop a data management plan (DMP) for a research project
  • Utilize resources and tools provided by Brown Library to support researchers’ data management
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