Data are the alpha and omega of scientific and social research. A versatile good, they exist both as raw material for producing knowledge and, when processed and interpreted with an expert eye, the end product of the exercise. So it might sound like a truism that researchers should conscientiously handle, preserve and — where appropriate — share the data they generate and use. The problem is that this can be hard to do.
As science produces day by day a huge volume of data, it’s a growing challenge to manage and store this information. To encourage this, many funders now ask applicants to submit a concise data-management plan with their grant proposals: effectively, a to-do list that details how an they plan to collect, clean, store and share the products of their research (…).
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