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Read more at: 01: Naming Conventions

01: Naming Conventions

Bite Sized Data Management The following articles were originally distributed as 'bite-sized' emails to promote good research data management practice in the Gurdon Institute. Please feel free to copy, adapt, re-use and share. 01: Naming Conventions Have a look at the filenames in the above...


Read more at: 02: Directory Structure

02: Directory Structure

Bite Sized Data Management 02: Directory Structure Example 1 - not great: Example 2 - better: Devising and implementing a directory structure that suits your work is very easy - you could make a dramatic improvement in just one lunchtime! Consider sorting by category, or by project name - whatever...


Read more at: 03: Discoverability

03: Discoverability

Bite-Sized Data Management 03: Discoverability We expend a lot of energy, and money, to make sure that our data remains safe and secure. But how much time is wasted by double-clicking through those very high-quality hard disks, when you don’t know the name or location of the file you’re looking for...


Read more at: 04: Data Management Plans

04: Data Management Plans

Bite Sized Data Management 04: Data Management Plans It’s a requirement of all funding bodies that researchers describe what data will be produced in a project, and how it will be managed during the project, and how it will become/remain accessible to the scientific community after the project. The...


Read more at: 05: The README file

05: The README file

Bite Sized Data Management 05: the README file You may have seen ‘README’ files before. And, like most people, you may have completely ignored them! It’s true that in most applications they contain information that’s not really of interest to the viewer, or instructions that aren’t really necessary...