Data should be managed to:
The data life cycle provides a high level overview of the stages involved in successful management and preservation of data for use and reuse.
A data management plan describes how you will manage your data during the lifetime of a research project. The process of creating your DMP will force you to think about potential issues related to the project's data that could affect timeline, costs and personnel needed.
Goal: Answer these 4 questions:
from Recknagel and Michener. "Ecological Informatics", 2017
Accidents happen !!!
Document and preserve your data when you are actively analyzing them!
You would not have to remember:
=> Easier to share with others, good for collaborations!
We mainly have being talking about data, but these rules apply to all the scientific processes and products generated by a research project, including:
=> Easier to conduct your Analysis and even so for others!!
Data are heterogeneous in:
Spreadsheets are (still) the primary data entry tool of the digital age!