Document the overall organization of your dataset or collection, including specimens, schema, etc., to facilitate use of the data during the project and in the future.
Data documentation should include a description of the spatial extent of your data and the spatial resolution of your dataset or collection to facilitate discovery of your data by users interested in the locations of your study.
Describe the temporal extent of your dataset or collection to allow interested users to ascertain your data are useful.Describe the temporal resolution of your data set or collection to allow potential users to ascertain the data quality and whether the resolution is adequate for their needs.
Describe the appropriate usage, intellectual property rights, cost, or other use requirements for your data. When preparing data to share, researchers should to be aware of legal and policy considerations that affect the use and reuse of data.