In this chapter we will discuss a number of good practices for storing research data, keeping it safe, findable and readable. We will also be looking at environments in which researchers can work together on shared data.
After finishing this chapter:
- You will have a rough impression of the various ways to store, backup, organise and document research data;
- You will be able to indicate which data formats are suitable for long-term storage of research data;
- You will be able to define the pros and cons of the various storage strategies;
- You will have a rough overview of the overlap and differences between facilities for storing data, data management systems and virtual research environments.