Organise and care

Once you create, gather or start manipulating data and files, they can quickly become disorganised or misplaced.

To save time and prevent errors creeping in later on, you and your colleagues should decide how you will organise and care for your data:

  • Naming and Organising Files
    Advice for keeping your folders and files consistent, clear and rational, so you can find things and collaborate easily.
  • Documentation and Metadata
    Guidance on attaching contextual information to your data, ensuring that you can understand them in the future, reproduce results and share or publish data.
  • Storage
    Find out what storage options are available to you.
  • Backup
    Guidance on how to back up your data.
  • Managing References
    Assistance and tools to help manage references throughout the research process.

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