The Digital Curation Centre has developed this graphic to demonstrate the continuous process of working with data. Data management plans help scientists think through all of these stages in advance to ensure that they are prepared to handle their data successfully.
UT Libraries staff can assist with creating data management plans and working with data at each of these stages.
Using best practices in the management of research data is a critical component in supporting reputable and reproducible work in science.
The following links will navigate your web browser directly to the UTK Libraries Data Services LibGuide.
While the resources found there are not specific to agriculture, they are important to understand and apply to all research.