Identify the specific content needed to describe your data for management, preservation, and discovery. Use this content to select the relevant metadata standard.
Identify suitable repositories for the data early to help shape the data management plan so that it fits that repository’s requirements.
All individuals who claim ownership rights to the data should be identified and should receive recognition for their part in the creation of the data.
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.