The pages in this guide provide more information about:
From the time of publication, access to the study's data degrades over time unless proper data management steps are taken. The researcher forgets details, or data is not backed up and lost, or maybe the researcher changes careers or passes away.
A conversation reveals the many things that can go wrong when one doesn't take data management seriously. 5 minute video from the NYU Health Sciences Library
Thanks to the Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School for the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) and to the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) for providing their data management curricula under the Creative Commons license allowing us to re-use it here at PSU. Thanks to Brent Wilson, who drafted this guide.