File naming, when done in a well-organized fashion, can contribute to project documentation, workflow organization, and sharing. Establishing naming conventions for your files and using them consistently will ensure maximum access to your data and records.
This seminar will review how file naming conventions will save you time by keeping your work organized and understandable.
Understand why naming conventions are essential for data management
To ensure that you understand your own data and to enable others to find, use and properly cite your data, it helps to create README files with ‘documentation’ or ‘metadata’ about the datasets you create.
This session will explore the critical role documentation plays in data management and how you can ensure good documentation throughout your research.
Define common types of documentation
Understand why documenting your research is important...
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, version control, online editing, and more. Entire Labs can promote collaboration via Dropbox which provides a platform for accessing shared data without taking up valuable space on your computers.
This seminar will explore how you can effectively utilize Dropbox for managing your research files and entire research project.
Note: we will focus on Dropbox for Business which is available for the Harvard research community.
Publishing research data within a trusted repository helps you comply with funder and journal data sharing policies, supports the discovery of and access to data, and can result in more visibility and higher impact for research projects. These shared datasets can be cited and referenced by yourself and by other researchers.
This seminar will provide an overview of sharing data in a repository and how to structure a data citation.