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Data Life Cycle: describe


Best Practices by Data Life Cycle

Best Practice: Describe

Data Life Cycle

Select a Best Practice below to learn more about the “Describe” stage in the Data Life Cycle.

What is the “Describe” stage?

Document data by describing the why, who, what, when, where, and how of the data. Metadata, or data about data, are key to data sharing and reuse, and many tools such as standards and software are available to help describe data.

More information can be found in the Best Practices Primer.

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