Data Management Standards and Best Practices
NISO Data Management Primer
Carly Strasser, National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
DataONE Data Management Best Practices Primer
For students and others new to data management, the Best Practices Primer provides an introduction to the DataONE Best Practices database and data management in general.
DataONE Data Management Best Practices Database
The DataONE Best Practices database provides individuals with recommendations on how to effectively work with their data through all stages of the data lifecycle. Users can access best practices within the database by either clicking on a stage of the lifecycle or selecting keywords under search.
ICPSR Data Management and Curation Guide
Inter-University Consortium for Social and Political Research
File Organization Best Practices
From Simmons University LIbrary
Guide to Writing "readme" Style Metadata
A readme file provides information about a data file and is intended to help ensure that the data can be correctly interpreted, by yourself at a later date or by others when sharing or publishing data. Template and best practices from the Research Data Management Service Group at Cornell University.
NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing