Collecting & Analyzing

This is the active phase of your research that encompasses data generation/collection, processing, and analysis. During this phase it is absolutely essential that you protect your data by considering different options for its storage and security, you document information associated with your data for future reference, and consider file formats that will be most accessible on different hardware and software, and long-term.

Documention and Metadata

Generating documentation that describes your data and how it was created allows it to be both interpretable and useful long-term.

Data Storage and Security

The loss of valuable research data mid-project could be incredibly detrimental to your research project. Ensure you consider effective storage and security measures.

Formatting Data

For you data to be accessible in the long-term, and by different hardware and software it is important that you consider the accessibility of its file formats.