Session 1: How to Inventory, Store, and Backup Your Data

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
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.

Flipped Data Management Workshop Series

After watching the Video Lesson, attend the workshop "Data Management Series: How to Inventory, Store, and Backup Your Data" (January 22nd or 23rd, 2015, 2:00pm-3:00pm)

Register online at the Libraries workshop page. 

(optional) In your DMP (what's this?), complete section 2 "Data Types" by creating a data inventory for your research project (data, project files, documentation, etc.) to describe what data you will manage. Also detail your data storage and backup plan to avoid potential loss of data.
Lisa Johnston,
Sep 17, 2013, 10:48 AM
Lisa Johnston,
Jan 22, 2015, 1:04 PM
Lisa Johnston,
Jan 23, 2015, 1:02 PM
Jon Jeffryes,
Oct 2, 2013, 11:18 AM
Carolyn Bishoff,
Jan 17, 2014, 12:36 PM