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Managing your data

Welcome

The past few years have seen an explosion of digital data and/or digital objects from many disciplines not only within the academic world, but also in the home environment.  

The question of how best to manage, discover, and preserve these digital objects is a concern for many.  The University Libraries are available to assist you with your data needs, by offering workshops, best practices, guidelines, and one on one consultations regarding the data management life-cycle. 

 

Why manage your data?

  • Facilitate discoveries by making it available through national repositories
  • Increase the impact with data citation
  • Comply with funding mandates
  • Avoid loss in the event of a disaster
  • Increase research efficiency

What do we mean by data?

Observational:  field notes, sample data, survey results, images

Experimental: gene sequences, chromatograms

Simulation: climate models, economic models

Derived/Compiled: data from public documents, 3D models

Q's about data

 

If you have additional questions about data management, sharing, and citation - check out DataQ: http://researchdataq.org/