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Metadata for Data Management: A Tutorial: Best Practices

Metadata Best Practices

Good data documentation is essential in order to find, use, share, and manage data, especially over time. This includes information such as:

  • The context of data (why and how data was collected)
  • The structure of data
  • Quality assurance that data is complete and uncorrupted
  • Information on data confidentiality, access and use conditions (where applicable)
  • Identification and tracking of different versions of datasets

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