Scientists spend considerable time conducting field studies and experiments, analyzing the data collected, and writing research papers, but an often overlooked activity is effectively managing the resulting data. The purpose of this workshop is to provide guidance on fundamental data management practices that investigators should perform during the course of data collection to improve the usability of their data sets.
Topics covered include data structure, quality control, and data documentation. We also discuss the elements of an effective data management plan for use in grant proposals and project planning.
Presentations and example files from the workshop are available at Data Management Practices Workshop