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Data Mgmt

Data Mgmt 101

The first step in data management is to ask this crucial question: What data will enable me to answer the question I am asking?

For there, you create a data management plan (DMP). Start by jotting down answers to the following questions:

What is the format of the data? How am I going to collect it? How do I control the quality? What is the budget/timeline? How do I ensure the data security? What is Howard's policy? What metadata will I use?

The following resources provide theoretical background and practical tools in data management.

DMP Tools by California Digital Library

University of Minnesota Data Center

DataCite

Databib

DataOne

ICPSR

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