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Research Data Management: Organising data


Sensible file names and a well-organised folder structures makes it easier to find and keep track of data files. Links to relevant advice and resources provided by the UK Data Service are outlined below.

Advice and Resources

UK Data Service table of file formats recommended and accepted by them for data sharing, reuse and preservation.

UK Data Service guidelines for organising and formatting your data 

UK Data Service guidelines on file and folder structures

It is important to ensure that different copies or versions of files, files held in different formats or locations, and information that is cross-referenced between files are all subject to version control. Guidance on version control and authenticity is available from the UK Data Archive