Columbia College Chicago
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This guide will provide a starting point to begin to think about managing your research data and to learn about best practices. Research Data Management has many benefits, including:
Standardization: Consistent file naming conventions for easy dataset location.
Preservation: Converting research data into file formats that will be maintained and preserved for the forseeable future.
Accurate Description: Adding descriptive metadata to make the data searchable and retrieved more easily.
Dissemination and Reproducibility: Creating stable and persistent links to datasets so that other researchers can reproduce your results.
Time-saving: Actively planning and managing your data throughout your research project will end up saving time and energy throughout the research cycle.