If you start planning early, you can save time later when your data is easy to find, use, analyze, and share with your collaborators.
- Proper storage and backups help prevent data loss.
- Some funders require a data management plan. The DMPTool will make sure you include everything required.
- Some journals now require data to be deposited and made available in a repository.
- Storing your data with proper documentation will make sure that others can discover and build on your research and that you get credit when others use your data.