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Reproducible Data Management

Information and resources for reproducible data management for the UCSF research community

Archiving Best Practices

Best practices for archiving research data include:

  1. Store data in open, non-proprietary formats for long term software readability (for recommended file formats see the CDL Digital File Format recommendations)
  2. Create digital versions of paper documentation in PDF/A format for long-term preservation and storage
  3. Consider depositing your data in a data repository that offers long-term preservation like Dryad