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Research Data Management

Why You Should Care

Stuff on hard drive, by Erik Maldre (CC By 2.0, cropped)

  • Can you always tell which file contains the information you are looking for, and where it is located?
  • Could someone else (a colleague or a future version of yourself) easily understand how your files are organised?
  • Are you sure you know which version of your files is the most recent?

Chances are, you could not answer "yes" to all three questions. This section of the guide will give you some tips and good practices on file naming, folder organisation, and version management. They should help you and your coworkers save a lot of time on future projects and in your everyday life.