This guide will discuss the nuts and bolts of data management. Although local practices have served researchers well for years, everything from technological change to government mandate has impacted research data. Here are several compelling reasons to look into data management strategies:
Some data is highly confidential and must be kept secure. This data is often about human subjects, but it can also be about a variety of other subjects, including endangered species or diseases. Other data may be confidential due to patents or collaboration with commercial interests. Confidential data can be stored in a data enclave.