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DataUp -  Adding DataUp to the research data workflow improves data quality

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Susan Borda, UC Merced
Despite rapid growth in digital scientific data, researchers rarely receive instruction in good data management practices. As a result, they often patch together idiosyncratic systems for data organization and documentation that can have a negative impact on the long-term usability of their data. At the same time, researchers demand more formalized data stewardship practices to satisfy funders and journals that encourage or mandate data management plans, data sharing or both. In 2012 the California Digital Library (CDL) launched DataUp in partnership with DataONE and Microsoft Research to meet this growing demand.