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Data Management

Data Management

Hard Disks
Hard Disks. Photo: Martin Liebetruth CC BY 4.0

In research and teaching, electronic data is produced and exchanged frequently and with ease. Often files are simply saved somewhere without a systematical plan. As a result, searching or identifying file versions may be unnecessarily time-consuming. However, with some simple strategies and a little discipline this can be easily avoided:

Naming Files

Organising Files

Another important issue is securing your data carefully, as losing data because your electronic device is stolen, lost or defective can severely impair your work. Therefore make sure you have a good data management plan and treat your data according to its high value for you. Here we offer some practical tips for designing your own data management concept:

Securing Data

Re-Using Data