The data that we produce in our research can grow dramatically. Without a clear plan on how to manage our data before we begin the collection process, our files, raw data points, documentation logs, and simulations can quickly overwhelm and become a "data deluge." At the end of this module you will be able to:
- define what information you will be managing, and
- describe the importance of appropriate storage and backup solutions to securely house these data.
Cartoon: "Cloud 89" by D. Fletcher on Cloudtweaks.com
Video Lesson: Data Types, Storage and Backup
Instructions: Watch this (4 min) video and then attend the data management workshop for hands-on activities related to this topic.