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Data Life Cycle: preserve


Best Practices by Data Life Cycle

Best Practice: Preserve

Data Life Cycle

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

What is the “Preserve” stage?

Plan to preserve data in the short term to minimize potential losses (e.g., via accidents), and in the long term so that project stakeholders and others can access, interpret, and use the data in the future. Decide what data to preserve, where to preserve it, and what documentation needs to accompany the data. Map out the processes and resources for the entire Data Life Cycle.

More information can be found in the Best Practices Primer.

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