Milestones in SERC Data Management

This is an outline of the procedures we took and are currently following to manage our data holdings. It represents one possible roadmap and is subject to revision as conditions change. Major topics have been and are tackled simultaneously ; click where possible to see details of the tasks.  

  • determine current state of data management
    1. interview primary scientists and key lab personnel
    2. inspect the data stream, i.e. handling, storage and analysis of data
  • draft data policy
    1. distribute to primary scientists and upper level administrative staff
    2. review comments and update policy if necessary
  • create metadata: data about the data
  • work out details of sharing data
  • select enterprise-level database management system