Well-managed data is:

  • intelligible and verifiable, because it is well-documented
  • findable, because it is well organised and uses useful filenames
  • protected against loss, corruption and authorised access, because it is backed up and secured appropriately
  • easy to share, because mechanisms for protecting confidentiality and intellectual property have been considered
  • maintainable, because it is managed in a way that suits the research group that uses it
  • compliant with relevant laws and policies