Promoting Open Science Through Research Data Management
John A. Borghi
Stanford University School of Medicine
Ana E. Van Gulick
Data management, which encompasses activities and strategies related to the storage, organization, and description of data and other research materials, helps ensure the usability of datasets — both for the original research team and for others. When contextualized as part of a research workflow, data management practices can provide an avenue for promoting other practices, including those related to reproducibility and those that fall under the umbrella of open science. Not all research data needs to be shared, but all should be well managed to establish a record of the research process.
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