Q. What do I need to identify in order to properly manage data?
Many funding agencies, publishers, and sponsoring institutions have issued data management requirements that affect researchers in every disciplinary domain. Whether considered "big data" or "long-tail" data, researchers are seeking tools and services to help manage their data. In order to provide them assistance, it is important to first identify the scope of their data management needs. This includes identifying the disciplinary domain in which the data were generated, the file formats and the software applications required to process those file formats, metadata standards that apply to the data, any risks associated with handling the data, and the policies that have been imposed on the data that may affect certain aspects of managing these particular data.
- With what types of data will I be working?
- What file formats do I need to be familiar with?
- Which metadata standard should I use to manage data?
- What risks are associated with the specific data I am working with?
Last updated on 10/03/13, 12:26 pm by tlchristian