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Research Data Management for the Health Sciences: Data Management Best Practices

Research data is becoming increasingly important. This Medical Library guide will introduce you to research data management skills, and connect you to relevant services and resources across the Yale Campus.

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Best Practises in Data Management

Keeping your data organized makes it easier to understand, find, run through analysis, and faster to produce a final research data package for publication, store, or share. In order to have organized research data, you need to have

  • Organized file folders, i.e. directories
  • Version control
  • Clean data contents
  • Accurately and precisely described datasets


Explore the following areas of data management techniques and topics:

Best Practises Detailed by Other Organizations