1. Introduction to Data Management

Taking the time to articulate a plan for managing your data management at the beginning of a research project can pay dividends in the long-term. Having a plan for organizing, storing, securing, and sharing your data can provide benefits such as:
  • Saving time
  • Reducing confusion
  • Facilitating sharing 
  • Complying with funder mandates
At the end of this module you will be able to: 
  • describe the benefits of data management, and
  • articulate what you hope to get out of this online course.

Image: "Data Puzzel Pieces" from Celebrating 200 Years of NOAA (noaa.gov)
Lesson 1: Introduction to the Course
Instructions: Watch this video (5 min) video tutorial, and then submit Assignment 1.

Assignment 1

In your DMP (what's this?), complete section 1 by writing a brief paragraph describing your research that will generate the data described in your plan.