Category: dataManagement

2015 Data Resolutions

With only a little time left in 2014, I’m sure I’m not the only one making New Year’s resolutions. While many people put diet and exercise at the top of this list, this year I’m making a few data management … Continue reading

Where to Start with Data Management

Managing your research data well feels like a big task. There are so many practices that make up good data management that there are whole classes (Oregon State, University of Minnesota) and curricula (NECDMC, MANTRA) on the topic. There’s even … Continue reading

README.txt

I mentioned README.txt files in my previous post and I wanted to expand on this concept because README’s are one of my favorite data management tools.  The reason is that many of us keep notes separate from our digital data … Continue reading

Wrapping Up A Project

Data managers talk a lot about doing data management before your project starts, but there is another important point in a project that is critical to data management: when a project ends. My recent post on managing thesis data got … Continue reading