Best Practices

The DataONE Best Practices database provides individuals with recommendations on how to effectively work with their data through all stages of the data lifecycle. Users can access best practices within the database by either clicking on a stage of the lifecycle, selecting keywords (under advanced search) or using free search.

Best Practices Primer
For students and others new to data management, we provide a Best Practices Primer as an introduction to the DataONE Best Practices database and data management in general.

Public Participation in Science Research Data Management Guide and Policies Primer
We also provide a Data Management Guide written specifically for the Citizen Science community that takes the users through the steps of the data lifecycle and links to various DataONE Best Practices online in addition to a PPSR Primer on Data Policies.

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The development of the DataONE Best Practices database was a collaborative effort across many individuals (credits).

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