Welcome to the Research Data Management library guide. We are here to guide you through best practices in research data management and available data storage options at UConn. Please click on the tabs to the left for more information.
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Metadata is the information that defines what your data is about and what it describes. Good metadata is a part of good research data management. Someone who does not know your research personally should be able to understand what your data is describing because of the metadata that accompanies the data.
Good metadata is a love note to the future
When you conduct your research, think how you will view if come back to look at it in a year or two. Will you still understand what your data is about? Good metadata ensures that you or another researcher will be able to make sense of what your data describes, monitors, etc.
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