Please notice that the guide is being updated during spring 2023.
Document your data at the very beginning of your research project!
Careful documentation on the collecting or creating and processing of data is important to the quality of the data. The documentation is crucial to the long-term storage of your data. Good documentation - good metadata - is necessary for other researchers to find, understand, use and properly cite your data.
Metadata standards are models for describing research material. Specific metadata standards have been developed for many fields of science and archives receiving research data often have a certain standard at their disposal. You can search for information on different metadata standards for example in the following guides and websites:
You should plan, how to give names to your files in the beginning of the project. The plan has to exact enough and cover all the needs during the whole project. The goals for planning are
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