Lewis Library provides consultation services to help you navigate available resources throughout the data lifecycle. Contact us or your Library Liaison to schedule an appointment.
Why is Data Management Important?
Effectively managing data from the beginning of your project has worthwhile benefits. Many funding agencies have data requirements and there is federal policy regarding open data. Knowing how to manage and share your data throughout its life-cycle will save time as well as safeguard against catastrophic loss in the future.
Clearly documented data provides evidence for your research in conjunction with your published results. Describing data can help you find or interpret older research data. Sharing data also helps further new discoveries and research, increasing the impact of your work through additional data citation.
Before Your Research Begins
During Your Research Process
After Your Research Ends