There are a number of reasons why researchers plan for life cycle management of their data, including data archiving. Effective data management can:
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A data management plan (DMP) is a formal document that outlines how you will handle your data both during your research, and after the project is completed. The goal of a data management plan is to consider the many aspects of data management, metadata generation, data preservation, and analysis before the project begins; this ensure that data are well-managed in the present, and prepared for preservation in the future.
The DMP Assistant from the Portage Network is an online tool that Canadian university researchers may use to support the creation of their data management plan.
VIUSpace is a digital repository created to capture, distribute and provide stable long-term storage for digital products of VIU faculty, researchers, and senior students. https://viuspace.viu.ca/
Vancouver Island University Dataverse
The Vancouver Island University Dataverse is a research data repository for VIU faculty, students, and staff. Files are held in a secure environment on Canadian servers. Researchers can choose to make content available to the public, to specific individuals, or to keep it locked.
You may arrange an appointment to discuss your data management needs. Contact Library Research Help.
Produced by Piers Video Production, this short documentary, Digital Curation Centre: Managing Research Data, offers a unique insight into the importance of providing access to research data and the risks of not managing data effectively. It also explains how the DCC could help researchers, research support staff and HE institutions by offering guidance, training and tools.
Closed captioning (on-screen display of the video's text transcription) is available, please click on a 'cc' button to enable captioning during playback.