Main take-aways

After completing the chapter, you should be:

  • Aware of different storage solutions and their advantages and disadvantages;
  • Able to plan a storage strategy adequate to the needs of your project;
  • Able to plan a backup and disaster recovery strategy to ensure that no data loss, e.g. through human error or hardware failure, will occur during the project;
  • Able to decide when and how to protect your data against unauthorised access with strong passwords and encryption.
  • Able to answer the DMP questions which are listed at the end of this chapter and adapt your own DMP.

Author and guide to this chapter

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  • Jonas Recker | GESIS

    As a member of CESSDA Training team, one of my tasks is to help researchers keep their data alive and kicking throughout the research process.