File names should not be arbitrary. They are the most basic sort of metadata: they can be used to describe what your files contain, as well as lots of other useful information. Learn how defining a file naming convention can help you identify at a glance what each of your files is really about.Continue reading “What’s in a (file)name?”
Funding institutions such as the SNSF require researchers to fill a data management plan with their application. What is a data management plan (DMP), and how should you answer its questions? Find out here or during our live session on September 22.
Funding agencies now expect researchers to manage and share their research data following international standards and good practice from their field. But do you know what “research data” actually means? Before we get into the how, let’s focus on the “what”.Continue reading “What is research data?”
Sharing a dataset is nice, but to make it truly open you must make sure it can be interpreted and used in a meaningful way. This means your data should always include documentation that explains everything a third party should know, and a Readme file is perhaps the easiest sort of documentation you can create.Continue reading “Documenting data: Readme.txt”
File names should not be arbitrary. When managing your research data or your personal folders, there are many ways you can save time by using them efficiently. Here is a brief explainer by Guillaume Pasquier.Continue reading “What’s in a (file)name?”