Students graduating from your lab? Before they leave, be sure to check in with all your graduating students to set up a plan for best data management practices. They may have data and information about that data that you will need to recall later. Consider the following questions to ask your students:
- Where is the data stored?
- Is the data backed up?
- Is there a readme file associated with the data?
- Does this data support any figures or tables from recent publications?
We don’t want you to lose any important research data! Contact the MIT LIbraries Data Management Services at email@example.com if you have any questions or need help with ensuring your lab’s data remains accessible and well documented.