Data management is at its core about collaboration carried out over a technical architecture and infrastructure for co-ordinated and distributed sharing of data resources. Managing your data before you begin your research and throughout the research life cycle is essential to ensure usability, preservation, and access.
- CPDN supports the polar research community in the management and curation of their research data.
- CPDN can help you plan for your data management needs ahead of time and will save you time and resources in the long run.
- Data management takes time, but you do not have to do it all yourself! Include preservation, metadata, and access experts as part of each cycle of your research.
Despite the importance of data management, usually only a very small percentage of datasets are properly managed and preserved for re-use.
The CPDN aims to help Arctic and Antarctic researchers researchers maximise their time and investments by implementing best practices to ensure reliable long-term preservation and access of their data. Ultimately, data management can only be addressed on a collaborative scale, and requires input from all stakeholders across the entire data lifecycle.
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