A reinterpretable representation of information in a formalized manner suitable for communication, interpretation, or processing. Examples of data include a sequence of bits, a table of numbers, the characters on a page, the recording of sounds made by a person speaking, or a moon rock specimen.
CCSDS Secretariat. (2012). Reference Model for an Open Archival Information System (OAIS). Retrieved from https://public.ccsds.org/pubs/650x0m2.pdf
A data management plan should be developed during the Process and Methods stage of the Data Life Cycle. Creating a plan before collecting and analyzing data will save time later in the project.
Benefits of a data management plan:
Your plan should include answers to:
Contact your Liaison Librarian for assistance with the data cycle before starting your research project.
Guide Author: Adrienne Brodie
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