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Data Management

Why Preserve Data?

Long-term preservation is the ultimate goal for unique research data - the final stage in the data life cycle. Data repositories exist to collect and preserve scholarly information. Most institutional repositories, based in universities and other organizations, have preservation as an explicit component of their mission, and as such will handle many of the details above after the initial deposit of data.

In 2013, the Obama Administration Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) released a memorandum mandating that federally funded research should be publicly available. Many other grant agencies have followed suit in the following years.

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