Documenting Research Data

This guide is a collection of resources shared in Data Services' "Documenting Your Research Data" online modules

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Documenting your research data is a prerequisite for data sharing and your own use of your data in the future. Good documentation helps your data be discoverable, understood, and trusted by others. Please view our individual modules for the training “Documenting Your Research Data” to learn documentation best practices by subtopic (e.g., code, tabular data, using documentation standards). 

This Libguide contains helpful tools, articles, etc., collectively called “resources”, that we felt would be useful to you for documenting research data. Each tab corresponds to a module in the “Documenting Your Research Data” training.  


Documenting Your Research Data


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