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Managing Your Research Data

Tips & tools to help you manage your research data with less stress


  1. Have a plan for naming and organizing your files.
    • Follow best practices - see the slides & handout below.
  2. Put your plan in place. Be consistent.
  3. Create a text file to explain the plan. Write it so that someone else (your faculty advisor or supervisor) can understand it and find things easily. This is basically a legend or key for your file naming and folder structure plan.